As many of you had seen a preview of Google Chrome OS on my blog about a month back. I am glad to announce that a beta has just been released to public. The announcement has been made on Google Chrome Website & can be found at: Google Chrome OS Beta release announcement . Ah not to mention I love the idea of google providing a virtual appliance to run on VMware Player for people to try their OS without having to install it. I believe it is a quite smart idea & will help the testing to spread a lot faster. Ah they still offer an installable version of the beta though :). So enjoy the ride.
Below is what had came on Google announcement Description:
About Chrome OS
- GNOME 2.24 desktop environment
- Google Chrome 4.0.220 web browser
- OpenOffice.org 3.0 office suite
- GIMP 2.6 image editor
- Flash Player 10.0 plugin
- and much more!
- Processor: Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer; AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer
- RAM: min. 256 MB
- Hard disk: min. 1 GB
- Graphics card: supports most modern graphics cards