Google just released an update through its developer channel, called “Aura.”

This new update makes Chrome OS look more like….well… an OS.

I have been VERY critical and disappointed with Chrome OS over the past few years.

In this new version, there’s actually a desktop, with a desktop background and there are icons at the bottom on the left side, and a Quick Launch-style menu on the right side.

Now you can have multiple windows open at once — which makes multitasking a whole lot easier.

Check out the video below from the Verge.

What do you think?

Is Chrome OS ready for Primetime or is this still a waste of Google’s time and resources?

Use the comments below…

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In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Ezekiel Carsella

    I think this is an excelllent product worth the average consumers time! 

  • donzebe

    Looks like windows 7 desktop

  • Lason1864

    This hack will let you run Google Chrome OS from a flash drive.

    • xinu

      cool, thanks for the share!

  • Jabezrbrain

    I am a google believer…I sure hope it works!!!!! Anyone tried it out yet??????

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  • Danielt551

    This is an App not a OS period!! Is the Kindle Reader A operating system?

    • xinu

      technically the software running on it is XD.

  • Cheron Bruce

    No. I’ve been using Aura on my CR-48 for a while (dev channel). It’s basically lipstick on a pig. It’s still slow for daily use. Basically, it is an EXTREMELY crippled windows 7. Better than it was, but I’m not convinced there is a future for it just yet.

    • xinu

      I agree, until we don’t have fast internet connectivity everywhere, for a low price or even free, products such these will die quickly because they are simply ahead of its time. 

      This reminds me of oracle, back in the late 90’s when they were dreaming about cloud powered software and operating systems. Of course this did not materialise due to slow dial up connections everyone had. Their ideas where ahead of their time swell.