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Chromium OS

Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. Here you can review the project's design docs, obtain the source code, and contribute. To learn more about the project goals, read the announcement blog post.


For contributors

  • Tree sheriffs

For UI designers

For developers

  • Sideload Android apps on your Chromebook
  • Developing apps on your Chromium OS device

For everyone

  • Chromium OS FAQ
  • Project contact details (groups/etc..)

Source code

  • First time? Use the Chromium OS Quick Start Guide
  • Read the Chromium OS Developer Guide to learn how to build the source
  • Overview of the source
  • Browse the source
    • For other languages, follow the Google Style Guide
    • For third-party code, follow the external project style guides

Developer docs

Hardware Reference docs and schematics

Software for the microcontroller on these USB Type-C example designs is in the EC source code
  • USB Type-C to DisplayPort Adapter
  • USB Type-C to HDMI Adapter
  • Cable and Adapter Tips and Tricks
  1. Almost all of the Chrome OS programs are extensions for the browser and all of the preferences from your Google account will be transferred to your new notebook as soon as you log in.
  2. Roblox+ is a free Google Chrome extension made by me (WebGL3D) that adds features to the website! Some of the features include:. Item notifier - get notified when a new item comes out or gets updated. Avatar page filter bar. Trade notifier. Support dark theme on unsupported Roblox pages There are over 30 features Roblox+ includes!

Last week, Microsoft released a new Surface laptop and a new edition of Windows 10, the S. While not an upgrade to the Surface Pro 4 that everyone was hoping for, the new laptop is sleek & beautiful. But more than that, it’s a statement made by Microsoft to showcase the new OS, much like what Google did with its mighty — and now discontinued — Pixel laptops.

With Windows 10 S, Microsoft is hoping to take on Chrome OS, which has been a darling of school and college goers with its cheap hardware and equally light OS. So what makes Windows 10 S different? Quite a few things, which we are going to talk about in this article.

Here are 5 significant differences between Windows 10 S and Chrome OS.

The Good Chrome OS continues to mature, as regular updates bring rapid improvement to the browser-based operating system. New changes we like include Google Play integration and 100GB of Google.

Note:Chromium OS and Google Chrome OS are two different things. Chromium OS is open source while the latter is not. In the article whenever Chrome OS is mentioned it means the Google Chrome OS. Chromium OS is mentioned independently.

1. Windows 10 S is not light

With Chrome being the competitor, many might think that Windows 10 S is as lightweight as the Chrome OS. But that’s not the case.

Apart from a few under the hood changes in areas of battery life & performance, the S is essentially comparable to Windows 10 Pro edition, albeit with few features cut down.

Disk space wise, the installer for 64-bit version of Chromium OS is 116 MB in size and it takes around 7 GB after installation.

As for Windows 10 S, we haven’t been able to test it yet as we don’t have the new Surface book and the Windows 10 S can not be downloaded from anywhere. But I am sure it would be definitely greater than what Chromium OS demands.

2. Windows 10 S is not Cloud Based

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The whole point of Chrome OS was to get you faster online. So they shifted the OS part to the cloud, making you online as soon as you boot up the PC.

This also made the OS much lighter as majority of the files were pulled from the cloud instead of being stored on your PC. In contrast Windows 10 S is not cloud-based and will take up disk space just like regular Windows.

3. Windows 10 S can be Upgraded

If you don’t like being forced to use Edge, Bing and only Windows Store apps, you can upgrade to full fledged Windows 10 Pro and remove all these restrictions for a fee of $49.

While this is a little frustrating as you just spend $999 on the laptop, at least you get an option. In the Chrome OS world, any kind of upgrading means switching to a different OS altogether.


4. Choice of Hardware

Chrome OS being an older and relatively popular operating system has many hardware options from laptops starting from as low as $299, mini PCs and your own PC. Manual qa testing tools. As Chromium OS is open source you can download and install it on your own PC or laptop.

On the other hand, Windows 10 S comes bundled only with the Surface laptop and other models from OEMs. Moreover, currently there is no other option than the — pricey — Surface laptop which offers Windows 10 S.

Also, as a plus point, Windows 10 S offers the same hardware compatibility as main Windows, so no driver hunting is needed and most of the peripherals will work out of the box.

5. App Eco-System

Choosing between the two is much like choosing between iOS & Android. With Chrome OS you will have to live within the Google Eco system of Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Maps etc. For other apps there is the Chrome OS app store or one can even run Android apps.

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Windows 10 S is similarly bound to the Windows Store UWP apps. While not quite in numbers as Android apps, the upgrade fee allows you to install innumerable Win32 apps.

One more thing to mention is Games support, which is superior on Windows.

The Chrome OS is mostly limited to lightweight browser based games while Windows Store app has titles like Gears of War and Forza.

So What’s Your Choice?

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With the Back to School season coming in a few months, Microsoft has rightly timed the release. But will users switch?

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With many schools and colleges already heavily invested in the Chrome eco-system, it remains to be seen whether the features and appeal of Windows 10 S is enough to make them switch. Do share your views on the new Windows 10 S in the comments.

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