It’s been a long time in the pipeline, but Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS was finally properly unveiled and detailed today at a Google press event in San Francisco.
Using demo-hardware, several key features of the operating system were shown off and on first impressions, it actually looks pretty sweet. But first, let’s talk you through the basic principle of Chrome OS in case for one reason or another you’ve not heard of Google’s latest foray into the OS market.
As the name suggests, Chrome OS is loosely based upon Google’s web browser of the same name. Using, for the most part, the same interface, the entirely cloud-based OS allows computing in pretty much it’s most basic modern form, thus making it an apparently perfect platform for a basic computer user (you know, browsing, email etc.).