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ST. ROCK’S COLLEGE OF COMMERCE & SCIENCE.
A Case Study On GOOGLE CHROME OS
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and other online services. User-Interface.St. The theory here throughout the document is that Chrome OS will meet the needs of maximum people. Compatibility features. synthesize & provide a wealth of information on the Technical Aspects of Google Chrome OS including its Overview. Security Aspects. to access online email. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.T. Findings and Recommendations resulting from our Case Study so as to be a valuable resource for any further analysis. Product Stability. calendar. This report also presents the Research.Y. S. The sole purpose of this document is to compile. Future Scope. Pranay Shinde PREFACE This document is meant to serve as a guide for our Case Study on “Google Chrome OS”. A good portion of PC users today simply use only a web browser anyway. History. Development Phase. Hardware Support.Bsc(I. This document reflects on the Google Chrome OS as the Next Generation Operating System intended and smartly designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications.) 4 .
The user interface takes a minimalist approach. 2009 and made it an open source project.Y. S. in which the initial boot code. Google announced the operating system on July 7. It is intended to focus on Web applications while running a fast and simple interface. stored in read-only memory.Bsc(I. Google claimed that Chrome OS would be the most secure consumer operating system due in part to a verified boot capability. Because Google Chrome OS is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Internet. which can be compiled from the downloaded source code. not as a user's primary PC. based off Google's existing Chrome browser. and will run on hardware incorporating an x86 or ARM-based processor. Unlike Chromium OS. Google Chrome OS is initially intended for secondary devices like netbooks. checks for system compromises. Chrome OS will only ship on specific hardware from Google's manufacturing partners. the only application on the device will be a browser incorporating a media player. Chrome OS as a "hardened" operating system featuring auto-updating and sandbox features that will reduce malware exposure. ABSTRACT Google Chrome OS is a Linux operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications.St. called Chromium OS.T. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.) 5 . that November. resembling that of the Chrome web browser.
Companies working with Google to develop hardware for the operating system include Acer.) 6 . Hewlett-Packard. Samsung.Bsc(I.Y. CHAPTER NAME PAGE NO. Free scale.St. Asus. Qualcomm. Lenovo. Toshiba. INDEX SERIAL NO. Intel. and Dell. S.T. Adobe. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. Texas Instruments.
BOOM PHASE 7 DECLINE PHASE 8 FEEDBACK 9 CONCLUSION 10 FUTURE SCOPE 11. Technical side things 5.Bsc(I.Y. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.) 7 . 1.T. REFERENCES S. Interface. INTRODUCTION HISTORY FEATURES CHROME DESIGN & INTERFACE • • • • Basic Design. 4. 3. Architecture. HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY • • • • Chrome OS & Other systems Chrome OS vs Android OS Chrome OS vs Microsoft Chrome OS with linux 6.St. 2.
St. Then again. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. But it wasn’t until June of this year . where the world got its first glimpse of the new operating system.that the first machines running Chrome OS were finally available. “We are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses. This was subsequently pushed back to 'late 2010' at a press conference in November 2009. S. Only a few details were given: it would be a web-centric platform that revolved around the Chrome web browser. For such a major announcement. it was surprising it was made with such little fanfare. engineering director. Sundar Pichai. INTRODUCTION Back in July 2009. It should just work. called it Google’s attempt at re-thinking what a modern operating system should look like. there wasn’t much to talk about at that stage. it would target netbooks.six months behind schedule . the VP of product management. and Linus Upson. Google quietly announced its new Chrome operating system on the Official Google Blog. 1. malware and security updates.T. simplicity and security would be the key priorities.Bsc(I. Chrome OS was originally scheduled to start shipping on netbooks in the second half of 2010.Y.” they wrote. and speed.) 8 .
Rock’s College of Commerce & Science..3 HISTORY Google here. After entering the mobile world. Chrome OS boots up in just 10 seconds making it the fastest. Google Chrome browser has found home in almost every computer.T. Google has now plans to invade the computer OS. Google there. 2009. It starts with a user login screen which is related to the Google account. and now Google everywhere. making IE and others a history (though chrome has a lot of bugs to be fixed). Not only making new things happen. Its built on a Linux platform and more interestingly is an Open Source project.St.) 9 .Bsc(I. We all know the reason behind Nokia+Microsoft. The launch of hardware featuring Chrome OS is expected in the end of 2011. The user login will allow access to all of Google's products. S.Y.. Chrome OS was announced on July 7. Chrome OS is for people who spend a lot of time in the INTERNET.. YES!!!!! I'm talking about Android.. its scaring other companies away from competition. Google has left no stone unturned it the city of INTERNET. 1..
Google’s position in the tech world will be further consolidated. 2010 and Chrome geeks all across the world are eagerly waiting for the launch of the Chrome OS in the coming year. I'm sure there are a lot of companies being threatened Notably. Google’s Chrome Browser has witnessed increased popularity in the last couple of years. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. Google has given insights into in the Chrome OS in the Chrome OS Event held in San Francisco on December 7.Bsc(I. The Chrome OS is currently in beta format and Google has distributed Cr-48 notebooks to test run the OS. The company’s Android OS is becoming one the fastest growing OS in the mobile phone industry and with the expected launch of the Chrome OS in 2011.Y. All this happening and more to come from Google.St.T. S. Moreover. User's data will be stored online using developed Cloud computing methods where user can access data from any computer running Chrome OS with a specific Username and Password.) 10 . machines loaded with the OS will take much less time to boot as compared to PCs equipped with traditional OS. Chrome OS works totally online and seeks to reduce cost of PCs and notebooks equipped with the OS.
Its interface is 100% web. There are no desktop applications. Literally everything is web based. Chrome OS has the shortest boot time for a Netbook. Chrome OS is literally 100% web based.Bsc(I. Everything that comes in Chrome now will be available in Chrome OS.Y.St. Chrome OS can detect malicious code and rectify itself! Check out this video for more information. Chrome OS eliminates time sucks: desktop. 2. Since everything happens on the Cloud. FEATURES • Chrome OS supports Cloud-based printing service using the Google Cloud Print Taking less than 60 seconds to launch for the first time. Chrome OS is not Android. Security is Chrome OS's forte as it uses something called "Sandboxing" and data encryption to keep the device it is running on.) 11 . Chrome OS completely focuses on the most important part of your computer: your web browser. all your Chrome OS computer settings can be shared with others and with Chrome browsers on your other Computers and lets you enjoy a seamless web experience. Chrome OS will be free! Chrome OS will be open source. secure. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. Even the fastest computer takes 45 seconds to load up! Nothing is stored on your computer. • • • • • • • • • • • S.T.
Google will also use S. We mentioned earlier that Google were to hold an event to officially unveil the Google Chrome OS. • • When you don’t have a live Internet connection: you can’t store or access data. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. Google is now working with a number of these new partners to discuss hardware features and specifications.St. will be on specific netbook like devices. then you will have to purchase a device with it already on. Chrome OS will not work with a standard hard drive. This new Operating System from the search engine giant has been built specifically for use in netbooks and is browser based. these netbooks will be larger than usual and will come with large trackpads and full-size keyboards. Chrome OS. There is so much to discuss about the new operating system. but the main one is its 7 seconds boot up time.Y. The operating system will not be made available for download. instead only SSD is supported. for now. What we do know is.Bsc(I.) 12 . No hybrids available that are compatible with your existing Windows OS or Mac OS. According to Wired.T. If you decide that you wish to get Google Chrome OS. it will only come pre-installed on certain hardware from those who have partnered with Google for this OS project. which is promised to get even faster. the first netbooks to run on the Google Chrome OS will be released by late 2010.
) 13 . Here S. photos and music.Y. this will help to save space on your hard drives for more important things.St. we do already have an idea of the basic user interfaces. Google talks about the ‘cons’ of the competitor operating systems like Windows XP and Apple OS X. Another great feature is that all applications will be web-based. such as videos. Demos of the product have already been made by Google executives. About Apple. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. In the patent. While. Google writes The image is interesting because this is significantly different from the Chrome OS prototypes we have seen till now. a recently filed patent reveals a much deeper insight into the upcoming Google Chrome OS. The patent which is titled “Web based user interface for selecting options” talks specifically about icon display and selection.T. This also means that users will not have to worry about antivirus software: Google say that they will monitor code in the system to help prevent any wrongdoing. this means you will not have to spend ages downloading and installing your apps. internet-based storage.Bsc(I. CHROME DESIGN & INTERFACE Basic Design Google Chrome OS is one of the hottest and most awaited products for 2010.
T. The basic architecture will follow three tier architecture. To ensure security. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.) 14 . the firmware will verify each step in the boot process. contents and common web pages into a single tab strip. is Google’s earlier demonstration of how Chrome OS will look like Architecture The user interface design of Chrome OS is aimed to use as less screen space as possible by combining related applications. The OS will be enabled with fast booting speed by not probing for some hardware like floppy drive which are not a common one’s in computers. which includes firmware. S.Bsc(I. especially netbooks.Y. browser and window manager. Split screen view is encouraged to view two piece of different contents side by side. Obviously the default web browser will be Google Chrome.St.
Because Google is already talking to partners about the project. if I can say that. So it is basically going to be targeted to the web users. • The key aspects of Google Chrome OS would be: • Speed. • The operating system is based on Linux and will run only on specifically designed hardware. • The lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks.T. malware and security updates. And as with the Google Chrome browser. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Later this year Google will opensource its code.) 15 .St.The user interface takes a minimalist approach. and • Security • According to the information available on the official sites Google is designing the OS to be fast and lightweight. and will soon be working with the open source community.Y. to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. • The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way. • Technical side of things: • Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and Google is working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. they wanted to share the vision now so everyone understands what they are trying to achieve. Google is going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses. Google Chrome OS is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Internet. Because the browser will be the only application residing on the device. S. resembling that of the Chrome web browser.Bsc(I. and most of the user experience takes place on the web. It should just work. • Simplicity.
• They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. but on any standards-based browser on Windows. • Even more importantly. or have to worry about constant software updates. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files.T. People want to get to their email instantly. in turn Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet. they don’t want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware. without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up.Y. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. • In addition to that these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS. • The psychology behind the concept: • Users world over demands computers to get better. the web is the platform.St.) 16 . • For application developers. Google wants to give users a better computing experience.Bsc(I. • The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform. S.
Bsc(I. and systemlevel software and userland services. background processing.T. and notifications. • Google Chrome OS will follow the Chrome browser’s practice of leveraging HTML5′s offline modes. rather than separating the two.Y. • Split screens are also under consideration for viewing two pieces of content side-by-side. that S. • • Basic design dimensions of Google Chrome OS: • User Interface: • Google Chrome OS’s user interface is planned to be built on a design which include using minimal screen space by combining applications and standard Web pages into a single tab strip. browser and window manager. such as floppy disk drives.) 17 . Designers propose using search and pinned tabs as a way to quickly locate and access applications • Architecture: • Preliminary design documents for the Chromium OS open source project describes a three-tier architecture: firmware. • Reduced window management scheme is being used that would operate only in full-screen mode.St. • The firmware contributes to fast boot time by not probing for hardware. Secondary tasks would be handled with “panels”: floating windows that dock to the bottom of the screen for tasks like chat and music players. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.
that instant-on. Google is also planning to integrate the media player with both the Chrome browser and Chrome OS. secure.Bsc(I. System-level software includes the Linux kernel that has been patched to improve boot performance. They are also looking seriously into one unresolved design problem related to both Chrome OS and the Chrome browser. • • • • • • • • are no longer common on computers.T. separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks.Y. To that Google has this to say: Google Chrome OS is a new project. and Google’s ad revenues would climb even higher… Many people are also raising questions about relationship of Chrome OS with Android. Then. re-spawn crashed jobs. The window manager handles user interaction with multiple client windows much like other X window managers. In November 2009. gradually. Google Chrome OS is being created S. He said: “The unexpected success of netbooks over the last two years shows there is a market for this new kind of computing.St. writing for Linux Journal. Glyn Moody. secondary netbook might become the one you spend most time on. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. which can launch services in parallel. especially netbooks. predicted that Google’s market model for the Chrome OS will be to give the software and the netbook hardware that it will run on away for free.) 18 . with management by Upstart. The firmware also contributes to security by verifying each step in the boot process and incorporating system recovery. as a means of expanding its advertising-based model. and defer services in the interest of faster booting. Userland software has been trimmed to essentials. It is the desired behavior for how Web applications handle specific link types. giving away systems for free would take it to the next level.
for people who spend most of their time on the web.Y.Bsc(I.) 19 .St. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems There are two questions which needs to be answered here: Is there a space for another OS in the already cluttered market place? Is this the start of an OS War? S.T.
fast-booting platform whose purpose is to run a browser. it needs two things. and from there all the Google apps and other web services you know and love. faster.Bsc(I. The new Linux-based OS .) 20 .T. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.St. These smaller. Second. nimbler and easily transportable Web-enabled devices like Netbook computers. Google Chrome OS is an open source. targeted at netbooks and those who spend most of their time on the Web.Chrome is expected to run on both netbooks and desktops. Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips. S.Essentially. In order for Google to seriously challenge Microsoft’s dominance.Y. the OS is a small. Web-centric operating systems are made especially to power smaller. HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY Chrome OS to Compete with Windows. lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. But they concentrate more in netbooks. There certainly have been experiments and even product launches in the Webbased computer operating system marketplace before. First. Chrome OS. it needs to be compatible with Windows Apps. it needs to be seriously awesome.
and Windows CE or Seven. more and more manufacturers are adopting it.Bsc(I.St. that is based on Linux too.) 21 . Android is Java software while Chrome OS is Linux with a simple GUI.T.Y. Windows Chrome is in constant development and new direction that designers want to take is to separate the graphical interface S. But for the mobile. Chrome OS and other systems Chrome OS challenges Moblin from Intel. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. but manufacturers deem it insufficient for them. Chrome vs. Android OS Android was designed for mobile phones and may eventually operate on netBook.
that is. which includes windows. with an operating system called Chrome OS. This year. So a universal interface running on any computer. Chrome OS is a free operating system designed to take users to a Web browser. Built for netbooks.. Google signaled that it is ready to take Microsoft on on its home turf.) 22 . Google chrome OS vs Microsoft Google and Microsoft have long competed for talent and the attention of Wall Street. Microsoft is like Starbucks when McDonald's started selling espresso. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.Bsc(I. OpenGL or DirectX and Win32..St. much like a television that shows only video. The latter can then be XLib. but the two have never taken each other head on. Google's main business is search. Microsoft's is Windows and Office software. and the backend. It promises to turn a computer into a Web-only machine. S.T.Y. Linux or Windows .
There is certainly a lot of promise in the Chrome OS and for a big consumer of Google services-especially Gmail. Until Chrome OS gains offline capabilities. 8.Bsc(I.T. 7. The further progress of this Case Study is concerned with respect to the work that has been completed & feedback from the reader. killer battery life. those devices are simply too expensive for what you get. there is still some development needed. FUTURE SCOPE What future for Chrome OS. Any further requirement that may have been overlooked in the case study would be incorporated as & when brought into notice. with instant on performance. integrated wireless networking (both Wi-Fi and 3G). CONCLUSION Thus from all my research & analysis. it can be said that Chrome OS is an enigma in many ways.St. will become a single system in the future. and Picasaweb (photo sharing Also on the other side. this OS is half baked. Google Calendar. and a stripped down. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science. Chrome OS for netbooks and Android for mobile devices. Two Google operating systems may become one. familiar user experience. one of Google founders. It checks some of the boxes that are extremely important in a modern portable device.Y. said Sergey Brin.) 23 . S. And until the Chromebooks on which it runs come down in price.
google. Remains the professional market where the system is provided by subscription and serves as a terminal. It competes with Microsoft's offer with equivalent price .) 24 .org/wiki/Google_Chrome_OS http://blogs.html http://www.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/Chrome-OS-Is-Critical-to-GooglesFuture-Growth-10-Reasons-Why-439086/1/ http://www.com/chromebook/#features http://en. The two are based on Linux and Webkit.St. coupled with a browser.eweek.eu/ http://www.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os. The remaining users will not be satisfied with only Web applications. they are well-suited for mobility and hence the tablets. But the system itself does have a future? Smartphones and tablets are expected to take a large market share at the expense of computers and especially of netbooks. and so.Y. they have to merge with different components for various hardware.com/blog/igeneration/the-history-and-future-of-chrome-os/2034 S.T.htm http://www.com/support/chromeos/ http://googleblog.com/google-chrome-os2.wikipedia.howstuffworks. sharing same fundations. And also with Linux that can also provide the same service.zdnet. Rock’s College of Commerce & Science.com/17793/chrome_os_revisited http://gigaom.blogspot. 9.google.computerworld.com/2009/07/08/google-chrome-os/ http://computer.Bsc(I. REFERENCES • • • • • • • • • • http://getchrome.
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