Netflix App Hits the Chrome Web Store (Limited to Chrome OS on Linux)

Good news and bad. Netflix is now available as a web app for Chrome OS through Google's Chrome Web Store [Twitter announcement]. Bad news is that it does not support other Linux-based operating systems that can run Google's Chrome browser at the moment. The web app also appears to be working fine with Windows and Mac OS X [...]

Chrome Tablet Browsing Anyone?

Below is a video demo by François Beaufort of the current state of the touch-enabled Chromium browser. As you can see it has been heavily optimized from the desktop version to work well with a touch display. There has been no interest by Google to make a Chrome OS tablet [mockup renderings], but that's not stopping the [...]

Chromebox Could be the Ultimate Family Computer

Earlier today Google I/O attendees got a sneak peek of a new Chrome OS product for home and office dubbed the Chromebox. At first glance one doesn't know what to make of the Samsung produced device. Chrome OS currently is already a bit of challenge for people to wrap their heads around, if they're stuck [...]

Netflix FINALLY Coming to Linux and Chrome OS

Reports are coming in that Google and Netflix will soon be announcing the availability of a Chrome Web Store App or Extension that will enable Chrome OS and other Linux-based distros running Chrome/ium to access Netflix's streaming movie and TV show catalog without the need for Microsoft's Silverlight plugin. According to a post on the [...]

Always Innovating’s Super-Jumbo Image Rocks AIOS, Android, Chromium OS, Ubuntu on a Single ARM-based BeagleBoard

Wow, talk about exuding ultimate geekiness (in a good way). Always Innovating has just released a "Super-Jumbo" image (FREE) for the hacker-friendly $149 BeagleBoard that allows users to switch operating systems, with a touch a button, without having to reboot or make use of virtualization. As you'll see in the demo below, the 1Ghz ARM [...]

Launch GTK Apps in Your Web Browser; No, Really!

Hey, psssst. Want to see something wild? Operating systems that run GTK+ 3.2 (part of GNOME 3.0) can have applications launch in a web browser, thanks to HTML5's gdk "broadway" backend. A demo of this miracle is attached below. What does this mean for all of us? Well, an OS like Chrome OS — built [...]

Jolicloud OS Aims to Modernize Your Old (or New) Desktop with the Power of the Cloud

Jolicloud, best known as a hybrid native & web app focused OS for netbooks, is casting its net to include desktop PCs, in particular ones with 10+ year old NVIDIA video cards. The announcement may not sound like much on the surface. However, when you consider that Google is planning to bring Chrome OS to [...]

HP’s New TouchPad Takes Aim at the iPad

If you missed it earlier, HP had a big event and announcement. The company unveiled its new line of webOS devices. Later this year customers will be able to pick up a revamped, HP-branded Pre, called the Pre 3, a new micro sized phone called the Veer, and a new iPad rival dubbed the TouchPad. [...]