Google Chrome OS is the official build which will be released and
supported by actual Google developers. This operating system will, like
Microsoft’s Windows, be supported regularly with fixes and bug updates
upon release. The Google Chrome OS will also be significantly more
stable, because it will be more or less a finished product.
The Chrome OS will be featured on a plethora of Google machines
which will be sold in the future (after its official release of
course). This means that when you hear a salesman talking about a
laptop outfitted with the "latest Google Chrome OS”, he/she is most
likely talking about the operating system specifically designed and
supported by Google.
The Google Chromium OS is an open source release of the Chrome OS… but what does that mean?
means that both the Google Chrome OS and Chromium OS are the same. With
exception to the rather evident fact that the Chromium OS can be
expanded upon by anyone. Anyone meaning, any developer in existence –
Because the official Chrome OS has not been released, the Google
Chromium OS is basically the "cutting-edge” version. That does not
necessarily mean it is the "best” version, it simply means that it
includes the most "up-to-date” features and specs.
Because the Chromium OS is "up-to-date” it means that some of the
more prominent Google OS performance issues will be fixed and expanded
upon. The Chromium OS is basically a giant testing environment for
Google developers, which means that it can be quite buggy and
This process of releasing a buggy "open-source” product allows
developers to hash out problems with the official Google Chrome OS and
see how the fixes and updates react in the Chromium builds. The
developers also earn support and feedback from the community of
individual developers who alter the software personally.
The Chromium OS can be customized by anyone, and changed/altered
with a broad range of programming options. This is part of the "open
source” idea, a release that allows any user the option to tailor the
product to their individual needs.
Chrome vs Chromium
expand more on the idea that anyone can custom tailor an open source
OS, we will give a prime example: Hexxeh, the 17 year old developer who
redesigned, and currently maintains, the Google Chromium OS Flow build
we recently previewed in an earlier article.
This in turn means that the Google Chromium OS will, in most cases,
appear and act differently than the official Google Chrome OS when it’s
finally released. Google will most certainly patent and include unique
features and user interface options that Chromium users and developers
don’t. After all, they are the original creators…
For those of you stating that the Chromium OS is not the same as the
Google Chrome OS, you are both correct, and incorrect simultaneously.
The Google Chromium OS IS NOT exactly the
same as the official Google Chrome OS. However, the Chromium OS and
Chrome OS will both use the same source code and likely include most,
if not all, of the same features and benefits.
For you less technology (and programming) oriented viewers out
there, it more or less means they speak the same language and function
on a day to day basis nearly identical to each other, but for all
intensive purposes look differently (just like fraternal twins).
Hopefully this clears up any questions or issues you have concerning the Google Chrome vs Chromium operating systems!
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