Google's operating system for Linux-based computers, Chrome OS 76, was released on August 12th.
This operating system can only be used on a Chromebook, and those who have compatible computers can enjoy the many exciting news that we will mention later.
Chrome OS is the fast, simple, and secure operating system that drives every Chromebook, it's designed to be intuitive and useful, easy to configure, help users search smart, be perfectly synchronized and productive for up to 12 hours.
Chrome OS and Chromebooks are designed specifically for users who have Google products like Google Docs and Google Photos because they integrate all services, just sign in and that's it.
In the case of Chrome, the browser keeps tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and searches open in a synchronized and secure way so that its users have a personal browsing experience.
One of the cool features that Chrome OS introduces is that it optimizes battery life so everyone who uses their operating system can see, play, create, and do more on their computer every time they boot.
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They also automatically update without interruption, so your Chromebook always runs the latest version and improves its software without interrupting its flow.
By keeping users in sync, it lets them use their Android mobile phone to unlock their Chromebook without having to play on the keyboard.
One of the main features of Chrome OS 76 is virtual desktops, as well as Windoiw 10 and Macbook and iMac operating systems, where users can create different work environments.
That is, users can create a desktop to perform specific tasks, another to handle email problems, and another to view images. With this feature, each desktop will retain its features and users will be able to navigate between them.
What's new in the latest version of Chrome OS 76?
- Among the most notable news coming in this update are:
- Support (hidden) to make certain elements of web pages transparent.
- The tab partition indicator in Chrome is compressed when you open multiple pages, so you only see the page icon (favicon). When the user moves the cursor through the tabs, a popup window will appear on the page.
- Flash Player Default Lock This feature can be manually activated by chrome: // settings / content / flash. There you can also configure whether we want to execute its contents or not.
- One-time launch (single-time) between Android and Chrome OS.
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- The ESC key will no longer be considered a webpage activation / deactivation key combination.
- Added option to install PWA applications in Omnibox. We can install them from the new Add icon (+) that appears in the browser. PWA (Progressive Web Applications) will be updated automatically.
- Based on the controls available on Android, the Control Center has added multimedia controls for play / pause and forward / delay.
- Support for the dark mode of web pages, which will change to dark tones if activated and the web page has a dark version.
- Google corrects the "trap" that users have made to view the content of subscription payment methods in an unknown way. All they had to do was open an incognito session, they went to websites that offered their content by subscription and were able to jump over the restrictions to see everything for free. Chrome OS has stopped along the way and has made this impossible since the last update.
And what operating system do you use on your computer?