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A taste of Chrome OS in Windows 8.x

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    A taste of Chrome OS in Windows 8.x


    First things first. Google is not sneaking Chrome OS into Windows 8.x. With the right experimental version of the Chrome Web browser and right settings, it may look like it and act like it, but it's not Chrome OS.

    What you're really seeing is a beta of the Chrome Web browser, Chrome 32, running on Windows 8.x. The coming together of two technical paths, one by Microsoft and other by Google, enables the Windows developer channel build of the Chrome Web browser to masquerade as Chrome OS.

    On the Microsoft side, ever since Windows 8, Microsoft has been working on an immersive, plug-in-free Web browser experience that could only be used with the Modern user interface, aka Metro. The first of these was Internet 10 in Metro mode.


    .....If you want to give it a try, here's how you do it. First download the developer build for Chrome 32. Then, install it in Windows 8 or 8.1. Next, make Chrome the default Windows 8 browser. To do this, first open Chrome, go to settings, and in the "Default browser" section, click Make Google Chrome my default browser. Next, click on the Chrome tile from the Windows 8 Metro Start screen. If you start it from any other place, such as the desktop, you'll be running the "ordinary" version of Chrome. You should then see a screen like the one above.....
    Read more at: A taste of Chrome OS in Windows 8.x | ZDNet

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    Somewhere in USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No thanks.

    Don't think I want or need any of goog's services. Won't touch them if I can help it.
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    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    ^

    Google is a beast that pretends to be calm. Don't wake it up...
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    Google Brings Chrome OS Right into Windows 8’s Metro UI

    Unfortunately for adopters of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, this pre-release build of Chrome is only working on x86 and x64 editions of Windows, so no Windows RT support is offered for the time being. There’s no information regarding a potential version of Chrome specifically designed for Microsoft’s tablet-oriented platform.

    While the search giant’s strategy pretty much makes sense, as it wants to develop its own platform based on Windows 8, Microsoft needs to up the ante and release more improvements for its browser.

    Internet Explorer will no longer be the exclusive browser option for Windows 8 users, as Mozilla, the company behind the top-notch Firefox app, is also developing its own version capable of running in the Modern environment.
    Google Brings Chrome OS Right into Windows 8?s Metro UI

    NO lets wake him up it will keep M$ on there toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    No thanks.

    Don't think I want or need any of goog's services. Won't touch them if I can help it.
    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    ^

    Google is a beast that pretends to be calm. Don't wake it up...
    Couldn't agree with you guys more.

    I dislike Google with a passion. The only reason why I have a Gmail account is to backup my Droid because I dislike Vz backup services. Another blood-sucking corporation. One more month and my contract is up with them. I have my eye on a Lumia 1020 WP8. I'll find a small carrier for prepay service and it's adios to both of them for good!

    Hey > Verizon! Can you hear me now?!!
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    i will surely try the OS as whatever Google has done, a perfection is clearly reflected by their sheer work ..
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    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    As a trojan horse maneuver, this is just brilliance from Google, even if personally I really don't want to be tied to their services more than what's strictly necessary, mainly their search engine.

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure these days Microsoft is regretting that they let Internet Explorer stagnate back in the day...
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    As much as I am not a fan of metro, and despite the fact that I have not tried chrome os, I am quite certain that I would not like it.

    I'm ok with android on my phone... but wouldn't want it on my desktop, nor chrome, nor metro...
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    Seems like you're running out of choices.....
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Seems like you're running out of choices.....
    Thus the struggle....
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