Chrome OS, Availability, Pricing, Reviews – Will It Be In India Anytime Soon?

I’m sure many of you are eagerly awaiting Chrome OS from a very long time. It was Acer which heralded the news of Chrome OS being launched soon. Well, Digitimes says that it will be released this month before the holidays. The information was leaked out by ‘component players’ the middle men, who are busy working on iPhone 5, and still can find time to make such comments.

News is out that the Google will be launching a self-branded device and has its mobile OS slightly better suited for bigger screens. But all this is yet to be seen! Although Chrome OS cannot be obtained as a download to install, it can only be shipped on other hardwares from Google’s partners. Due to the fact that the sole application on the device will be a browser through a media player, Google Chrome OS targets those who are at their PC most of the time.

Google Chrome is initially meant for secondary devices like netbooks, rather than for user’s PCs and will run on hardware using an x86 or ARM-based processor. It utilizes one-sixtieth of the drive as Windows 7. Considering the fact that Chrome is an open source project, it is sure interesting to view the Google Code page often, to be aware of the changes that take place.

In can be technical most often, but they do come up with a few interesting features/designs as well. Its main aim is to give us a light weight Linux distribution for a great web browsing feel.

Some of the software features are:-  GNOME 2.30 desktop environment, Google Chrome 8.2.552 web browser, Flash Player 10.1 plugin, Google Picasa 2.7 photo manager, Wine Windows emulator 1.2, Open Office.org 3.2 office suite, GIMP 2.6 image editor, Pidgin 2.6 instant messenger

Chrome OS requires a processor –[Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer, AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer], RAM – min.256 MB; Hard disk-min 1GB; and Graphics card which supports most of the latest graphic cards!

Get Improved Performance And Turbo Core Acceleration With AMD’s New Processors

Good News to all AMD users! Three new Athlon II and three Phenom II processors have been launched, increasing the company’s already released 8 chip series, and ATI Radeon HD 5000 series by six more – Phenom II X 6 1075 T, Phenom II X 4970 Black Edition, Phenom II X 2560 Black Edition, Athlon II X 4645, Athlon II X 3450 and the Athlon II X 2265.

Some of the very interesting features like Turbo Core acceleration technology and six core performance, can be got through Phenom II X 6 1075 for less than $250, while the Phenom II X Black Edition can be looked upon as a comfortably priced substitute and suitable for people looking at performance tuning either for increased activity level or lesser power usage.

True to its name, the Phenom II X6 1075 T, falls in between AMD’s existing 1055 T and 1090 T 6-core offerings. No doubt they are slightly taxing to the user due to AMD’s recent price cuts, but they are being brought in at the same price points. AMD is already on a marathon with their processors especially with the introduction of these six processors.

The Phenom II X 4970 Black Edition depends on the Deneb Die, which also has great overclock energy. This processor priced at $185, is considered among the Company’s quickest core processor ever. To be precise, it is clocked at 3.5 GHz and is an unlocked Black Edition processor.

Moving onto the Athlon group, of low power processors, the Athlon II X 645 contains 4 physical CPU cores, a clock frequency of 3.1 GHz and costs $122. The Athlon II X 3450 again costing $122, can be upgraded upto 100GHz, whereas the Athlon II X 2,265 consists 2MB of L2 Cache and the cost is $76.

With the release of this new series, AMD has managed to get hold of a majority of the market by offering quality for a competitively lower price. It was the Black Editions that contained unlocked multipliers for easy overclocking. It is a great chance for people to enjoy without having to shell down big money!