Chromium OS

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Chomium 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.

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Chromium OS review by <span>Jenn C.</span>
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almost as good as chrome

What do you like best?

At my work, Google Chrome browser is not usable on our computer systems. Therefore, we had Chromium installed as a replacement. I like that I have most of the functionality of the Chrome browser, although with some limitations.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't look as sleep as Chrome, and lacks the Google connectivity that you get with Chrome as well. We can't play flash, but that may be a limitation of our system setup and not the browser itself. It does crash occasionally, requiring me to kill certain tabs. Although I prefer the look and functionality of Chromium/Chrome over Firefox, there are some pages/plugins that work with more stability on Firefox and don't always have support on Chromium, so I still am required to use at least 2 different browsers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a good alternative, just be prepared to deal with the lack of Google connectivity, and also Chromium does not support all of the apps and plugins/addons that you get with Google Chrome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have Chromium as an a stand in for Chrome, which is not supported on our operating system anymore.

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Chromium OS review by <span>Giridhur S.</span>
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Fast, lightweight, internet oriented

What do you like best?

The whole OS is centered on Chrome, or chromium the open source version of chrome in this case.

Since there's so much emphasis on the always connected aspect of it, this makes it easier to work with Google Docs and other google services easily.

Web browsing is fast and fluid, and I installed it on my SSD, and well, it could handle 100 open tabs at a time without slowing down.

What do you dislike?

This OS heavily relies on the Internet for almost everything, so your laptop will just be an expensive paperweight when you are out of range of WiFi or a cellular network.

This OS is also underpowered, since all applications that you see are "Chrome Apps" which are built on layers and layers of HTML and JS. If you want this to run demanding applications, such as 3D games and such, you might be mistaken.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you want to deploy web based applications on a large number of computers, without going through painful full operating systems installs, you should try Chromium OS, it just takes around 10 minutes per PC to set up.

And it 's open source, most bugs are addressed quite quickly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was testing chromium OS to implement certain web based apps, which provide an online discussion platform for children. I chose chromium owing to the minimal set up involved, and I was able to successfully deploy a prototype on 20 computers.

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Chromium OS review by <span>Naveen G.</span>
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Simple but powerfull

What do you like best?

It has much similarities with Chrome, but it is an open source web OS, which has simple look, more secure.

Its installation takes very less time for all the OS's I have used and booting is super fast. Also it makes cloud storage so simple, and has lots of extensions. It provides access to all your google accounts, and syncs your data to cloud which is more safer to store. Support is better like other open source OS's.

What do you dislike?

Non availability of apps, cannot use it offline always need to be online, high memory usage, has lot of problem with network drivers hence disconnects frequently especially with Wifi.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you spend lot of time browsing into internet than give a try to chromium OS, it improves your browsing experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Chromium OS in Vmware workstation for browsing, since it looks better and gives a feel for browsing. I didnt realize any professional benefits.

Chromium OS review by <span>Manoj G.</span>
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Web experience to next level

What do you like best?

Simple and best user interface, gives best browsing experience. It's easy to install and boots very fast. Using it is not difficult for the ones who are familiar with Chrome browser. Has good support and lots of extensions.

No need of internet security since it is more secure compared to browsers, this OS syncs all the apps linked to your google account so it is like an android mobile inside your computer.

What do you dislike?

At first I was too impressed with cloud storage, but due to its connectivity issues I am feeling irritated. Since it is a new OS it doesn't have lots of apps, support team should come up with a way to make Android apps fit into it. Also, there are lots of fields which need improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try and for sure you will love it, the best web based OS one can ever come across.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internet is the one source from which you get viruses and other malware to your system, by browsing in chromium OS which has high security features, I stopped buying internet security. So it is more economical.

Chromium OS review by <span>Shiva S.</span>
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Chromium OS : A Review

What do you like best?

- Thin Client, Open Source, Linux Kernel based and uses Chromium browser and primarily supports web applications.

- Able to install Chromium OS on any system with ARM processor installed.

- Besides the file manager and the Chrome browser the applications that were able to run on Chrome OS are web based. If you spend most of your time working for your browser then Chrome OS is just for you.

- Low hardware requirement and also efficient use of system resources.

- Chrome OS is famous for its speed and simplicity by taking few seconds to boot up.

- With a Chrome OS there comes a in-built products such as Google Drive, Docs, media player, and chrome shell and many others that are integrated and access by command-line interfaces.

- Since it work over Linux kernel, Chrome OS comes as a malware unaffected product.

- When there is a new version of OS is available, It automatically update in a background without affecting the interface.

- Security features like Verified boot, system calling filtering, rollback protection add up to exciting inbuilt features of Chrome OS.

What do you dislike?

- Chrome OS is not a right choice if we are dependent on desktop based applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft products.

- Since all the actions runs inside the browser, Chrome OS lacks in terms of feature rich functionality.

- Use of Google products is compulsory which will limit us by experiencing the other similar products with more features and advantages.

- It can't run proprietary, non-web based products and few other software require internet connection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Chromium OS with additional Google products and services built-in, such as automatic security updates and web apps like Docs, Gmail , Media player and developed over Linux Kernel, It is best for Linux Users and Users with novice knowledge about Linux. With all these pros and cons, Google products are always good with their quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Being a open source developer, I started using chrome OS to contribute and improve my insights. Now, It has became my default OS for all my internship work and course projects.

- Benefits: Open Source, Manual update of OS, immune to malware and threats, optimized running time and performance, best for beginners, developed over Linux kernel.

Chromium OS review by <span>Siddartha l.</span>
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Chromium OS - Linux distribution with web os

What do you like best?

Best web optimized OS where wll features of a normal web browser are accessable with great extent. Boot speed is around 3 sec which is fastest according to my experience compared to other OS's. Cloud connection is permenent all time which does not make the data in the system to loose. Syncing data and accessing to google accounts is the plus point which many google users prefer. Installation is damn fast compared to other OS's.

What do you dislike?

Tends to be focused manily on web interface for which gamers are not focused into the operatin system as we cannot find much of them here. Windows applications will not work here which is one of the major disadvantage. Not much apps and extensions available here which is limiting the user to a particular constraint.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Any open source developers with new way to contribute other than Mozialla or duck duck go etc... can go ahead with this. And any users system with toooo slow boot speed can switch to this as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a computer science programmer i started my contribution to open source projects which was found very intresting. As chromium OS is a linux distribution open source project i was able to edit and make changes in it with which i learnt the architecture and complete the work with an easier way.

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