Chrome OS Features

Chrome OS is the new Operating system from Google. Chrome OS is first of its kind, a OS based on  a browser and entirely depends on the internet. With the launch of the Cr-48, Chrome OS is available for the public now. It is high time that we know about this OS. Let us see about the features of this amazing new Operating System.

Chrome notebooks are built and optimized for the web,where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.

Speed:

Chrome notebooks boot in about 10 seconds and resume from sleep instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe Flash.

Sync:

All your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So even if you lose your computer, you can just log into another Chrome notebook and get right back to work.

Connectivity:

With Chrome notebooks, it’s easy to get connected anytime and anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi and 3G.

As a Chrome notebook boots up, it quickly connects to your favorite Wi-Fi network so you’re on the web right from the start. When you’re on the road, you can stay connected with the 3G connectivity package from Verizon Wireless.

Security:

In today’s world, any website – even well-known, legitimate ones – may be infected with malware. Just by visiting an infected web page, ordinary computers can get infected as well. Malware can exploit flaws in your browser to steal passwords, personal data, and financial information. It happens to millions of people without their knowledge.

Chrome OS is the first operating system designed with this ongoing threat in mind. It uses the principle of “defense in depth” to provide multiple layers of protection, so if any one layer is bypassed, others are still in effect. So while it’s still important to take precautions to protect your data, Chrome notebooks let you breathe just a little bit easier.

Automatic Updates

The most effective way to protect yourself from malware is to make sure all of the software on your computer is up to date and has the latest security fixes. This can be difficult to manage on traditional operating systems with many software components from many vendors all with different update mechanisms and user interfaces. Chrome OS manages updates for you automatically so you are always running the latest and most secure version.

Sandboxing

On your Chrome notebook, each web page and application you visit runs in a restricted environment called a “sandbox.” So if you visit an infected page, it can’t affect the other tabs or apps on your computer, or anything else on your machine. The threat is contained.

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Verified Boot

Even if malware manages to escape the sandbox, your Chrome notebook is still protected. Every time you boot the computer, it does a self check called Verified Boot. If it detects that your system has been tampered with, or corrupted in any way, typically it will repair itself without you lifting a finger. You will always be able to get back to an operating system thats as good as new.

Data Encryption

When you use web apps on your Chrome notebook, all your documents are stored safely in the cloud. But certain kinds of files, like downloads, cookies, and browser cache files, may still be present on your computer. Your Chrome notebook encrypts all this data using tamper-resistant hardware, making it very difficult for anyone to access those files.

Guest Mode

With Guest Mode, you can let friends use your Chrome notebook without signing in. They can use the web freely, but they won’t be able to access your email or other data. And once they sign off, all their browsing data is permanently erased from your computer.

Updates:

The web evolves rapidly. Your Chrome notebook evolves with it. Every time you turn it on, it upgrades itself with the latest features and fixes. Annoying update prompts not included.

Apps:

There are millions of apps on the web to do almost anything you can imagine – from spreadsheets to video chat to photo editing. Web apps install instantly, update themselves, and store your data safely in the cloud.

I hope this guide would have helped you to know about the features of the Chrome OS. Share your thoughts with us through the comments let us have a discussion on the pros and cons of the Chrome OS. Remember, you are gaining a backlink !