Cr OS Linux

2.4.1290 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.1/5 246
A Linux operating system built around the revolutionary Google Chrome web browser

editor's review






Cr OS Linux (formerly Chrome OS Linux and pronounced Cros Linux) is an open source distribution of Linux based on the highly acclaimed openSUSE operating system and built around the Chromium web browser.

Distributed as a hybrid, dual-arch Live DVD

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.

Powered by the astonishing Cinnamon desktop environment

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.

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.

Default applications

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.

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.

Cr OS Linux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on December 31st, 2014
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