Cr OS Linux 2.4.1290
A Linux operating system built around the revolutionary Google Chrome web browser
It is distributed as single, yet hybrid Live DVD ISO image that can be easily deployed to a USB flash drive or written to a blank DVD disc using any CD/DVD burning software. Supported hardware platforms include 64-bit and 32-bit.
Main boot options include the ability to start the live environment with default settings or in failsafe mode, as well as to run a memory diagnostic test and boot an existing operating system installed on the first disk drive.
The desktop environment is powered by the astonishing Cinnamon project and features a custom main menu to match the Chromium theme. It uses a single taskbar located at the bottom edge of the screen, so you can easily launch your favorite apps and interact with running ones.
Default applications include the Transmission BitTorrent client, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Banshee music player, LibreOffice office suite, Totem movie player, Shotwell image viewer, GIMP image editor, Cheese webcam viewer, and, of course, Chromium web browser.
Because it is built around and inspired by the open source Chromium application, and because it’s very stable, modern and reliable, the developer calls this distribution “Chrome Plated OS.”
We really like the boot splash, with the Chrome logo and effects, as well as how the desktop environment looks like, except for the fact that there are some unwanted ads right on the start page of the Chromium web browser.
Other than that, we strongly recommend to try this openSUSE-based operating system and see if it’s good for your everyday web surfing needs or not. It supports low-end machines and computers with old hardware components.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on April 8th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- This release features updated versions of Chromium web browser, Cinnamon desktop environment and Google Drive client Insync!
Application descriptionCr OS Linux (previously known as Chrome OS Linux) is a Linux distribution based on the popular openSUSE oper...