Chrome OS

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Chromium OS

Chromium
It is derived from the free software Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface.
It is the development version of Chrome OS, a Linux distribution made by Google.

Google

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Chrome OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system designed by Google.
The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser.

Linux kernel

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Chrome OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system designed by Google.
While Nokia had by that time abandoned its Linux kernel based smartphone operating system MeeGo, in 2011 Nokia developers still contributed more code to the kernel than the developers employed by Google, which had released Android in 2007 and Chrome OS in 2009.

Google Drive

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When Google released Google Drive, they also included Drive integration in the next version of Chrome OS (version 20), released in July 2012.
In April 2012, Google's then-Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said that Google Drive would be tightly integrated with Chrome OS version 20.

Chromebook Pixel

Google Chromebook Pixel
However, in February 2013 this changed when Google released the Chromebook Pixel.
The Chromebook Pixel is a 2013 laptop at the high end of Google's Chromebook family of machines, which all come preinstalled with Chrome OS operating system.

Chromebook

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The first Chrome OS laptop, known as a Chromebook, arrived in May 2011.
A Chromebook is a laptop or tablet running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system.

Operating system

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Chrome OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system designed by Google.
The Linux kernel is used in some popular distributions, such as Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Google's Android, Chrome OS, and Chromium OS.

Google Play

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Android applications started to become available for the operating system in 2014, and in 2016, access to Android apps in the entire Google Play Store was introduced on supported Chrome OS devices.
In May 2016, it was announced that the Google Play Store, including all Android apps, would be coming to Chrome OS in September 2016.

Chromebox

Chromeboxes
In so doing, they also released the first Chromebox, the Samsung Series 3, which was Chrome OS's entrance into the world of desktop computers.
A Chromebox is a small form-factor PC running Google's Chrome OS operating system.

Google I/O

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On 2011-05-11, Google announced two Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung at Google I/O.

Citrix Systems

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Later in that same month, Citrix released a client application for Chrome OS, allowing Chromebooks to access Windows applications and desktops remotely.
In August 2010, Citrix announced a partnership with Google to bring the company's products to Chrome OS devices.

Sundar Pichai

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At a November 19, 2009, news conference, Sundar Pichai, at the time Google's vice president overseeing Chrome, demonstrated an early version of the operating system.
Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive.

Chromebit

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The Chromebit is an HDMI dongle running Chrome OS.
The Chromebit is a stick PC running Google's Chrome OS operating system.

Google Native Client

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Although the Google Native Client has been available on Chrome OS since 2010, there originally were few Native Client apps available, and most Chrome OS apps were still web apps.
It allows safely running native code from a web browser, independent of the user operating system, allowing web apps to run at near-native speeds, which aligns with Google's plans for Chrome OS.

Linux

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Chrome OS is built on top of the Linux kernel.
The Chromebook, which runs the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS, dominates the US K–12 education market and represents nearly 20 percent of sub-$300 notebook sales in the US.

Google Docs

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Chrome OS also includes an integrated file manager, resembling those found on other operating systems, with the ability to display directories and the files they contain from both Google Drive and local storage, as well as to preview and manage file contents using a variety of Web applications, including Google Docs and Box.
Google Docs is available as a web application, mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry, and as a desktop application on Google's ChromeOS.

Netbook

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Although they were faster than the previous range of devices, they were still underpowered compared to other desktops and laptops of the time, fitting in more closely with the Netbook market.
These systems do not run traditional x86 versions of Microsoft Windows, rather custom Linux operating systems (such as Google's Android or Chrome OS).

Google Pixelbook

Pixelbook
Early parts of Crostini were made available for the Google Pixelbook via the dev channel in February 2018 as part of Chrome OS version 66, and it was enabled by default via the beta channel for testing on a variety of chromebooks in August 2018 with version 69.
The Google Pixelbook is a portable laptop/tablet hybrid computer developed by Google which runs Chrome OS.

Google Chrome App

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It supports Chrome Apps, which resemble native applications, as well as remote access to the desktop.
The company said that such apps will, however, continue to be supported and maintained on Chrome OS "for the foreseeable future".

Android (operating system)

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Android applications started to become available for the operating system in 2014, and in 2016, access to Android apps in the entire Google Play Store was introduced on supported Chrome OS devices.
Android comes preinstalled on a few laptops (a similar functionality of running Android applications is also available in Google's Chrome OS) and can also be installed on personal computers by end users.

Material Design

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At the same time, Google was also moving towards the then-new Material Design visual language for its products, which it would bring to its web products as well as Android Lollipop.
More recently, it has started to appear in Chrome OS, such as in the system settings, file manager, and calculator apps.

ARM architecture

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It was the first Chromebook to use an ARM processor, one from Samsung's Exynos line.

Google Chrome

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It is derived from the free software Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface.
The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web apps.

Crouton (computing)

Crouton
Since 2013 it has been possible to run Linux applications in Chrome OS through the use of Crouton, a third-party set of scripts that allows access to a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu.
Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) is a set of scripts which allows Ubuntu, Debian, and Kali Linux systems to run parallel to a Chrome OS system.

Upstart (software)

Upstart
* Upstart is used in Google's Chrome OS and Chromium OS.