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.