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What types of devices will we see Chrome OS on if netbooks are not going to subsist?
The Beta Channel of Chrome has been updated for all channels; password syncing has a fix that commits on every close.
The Dev Channel of the browser got an update today as well with minor stability fixes and UI tweaks.
Ubuntu Global Menu Support has come to Chromium’s “about:flags” for that platform.
The social-focused browser Flock, which is based on Chromium, is being put out to pasture.
UK-based TechRadar recently went to Google’s offices there to have a chat with Chrome OS product manager Eli Lassman to understand the direction the platform is going. It’s still very much clear that Google wants to get people on the web fast with its notebooks, yet Lassman is clear that Google wants to make sure that you can do anything you want with the device – as long as it’s on the web.
“I think what this comes down to is that there’s so much you can do on the web itself. When I’m on my computer I’m using a web browser 95 per cent of the time. So I wouldn’t think of it as a closed system as we have the whole web. The apps are optimised… ultimately you get to use the whole web. ”
Chrome is now the top browser on tech-centric site TechCrunch after a four year Firefox reign.
A poll being conducted by ReadWriteWeb tabs over 67% as interested in or already using Chrome OS.
Splashtop is another Chrome OS competitor – but it’s based on Chromium code.
Chrome and Chrome OS made Computerworld’s five top Linux stories of 2010.
Social web browsers Flock and RockMelt are squaring off using the Chromium browser as their underlying code.
One of the founders of Netscape, Marc Andreessen, is backing a new social browser called RockMelt. It’s based off of the Chromium code and aims to add more social functionality than other other browsers. This has already been done with a browser called Flock which is also based on Chromium, but I’d put my money on Andreessen staying with this venture for the long haul.
As he said recently, “We think it is a fantastic time to build a company around a browser.”
Do you think that’s true in 2010? Decide for yourself by getting an early invitation to RockMelt.