Monday, June 4, 2012

Samsung Introduces the First Desktop Running the Chrome OS

About this time last year, Google introduced the Chrome OS. I explained the how the operating system works in this post:
Chrome is based on cloud computing and the internet browser of the same name. So what is the "cloud" anyway? If you have ever used Google Docs, you've used the "cloud". You probably know that it acts similarly to a word processing program installed on your computer. As you edit a document, it is updated via your internet connection. However, the actual file is stored on Google's servers instead of on your computer's hard drive. The Google Chromebook is built on the principle that you will use the cloud for all your computing needs.
Now, Samsung has introduced the Chromebox. Aimed at home and office users, the Chromebox is a small, modestly-powered desktop running the Chrome operating system. It sports an Intel Core processor, 4GB of RAM, six (!) USB ports, built-in Wi-Fi, an ethernet port, and 2x DisplayPort outputs. It is available through multiple outlets such as Amazon and BestBuy for $329.

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