|Distribution of Linux|
|Latest version||Chrome OS 97.0.4692.71|
|Initial release||15 June 2011|
Chrome OS is an operating system developed by Google. It is based on Gentoo. It is designed to be a fast and lightweight operating system that is based on the Google Chrome browser. It uses the Linux kernel. Chrome OS runs mainly on web applications, although it does support native applications as well.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Chrome OS is mainly found on Chromebooks, laptops that run Chrome OS. They are also shipped on Chromeboxes, Chromebases and Chromebits. The open-source equivalent of Chrome OS, known as Chromium OS, can be compiled to run on computers other than the ones with Chrome OS pre-installed.
Channels[edit | edit source]
Chrome OS has four release channels: Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary.
Stable[edit | edit source]
The Stable channel releases fully tested builds to ensure minimal bugs. It gets minor updates every two to three weeks and major updates every six weeks. It is currently at version 97.
Beta[edit | edit source]
The Beta channel releases less tested builds that are more prone to bugs. It gets minor updates every week and major updates every six weeks. It is currently at version 98.
Dev[edit | edit source]
The Dev channel releases buggy least tested builds. It gets updated once or twice a week. It is currently at version 99.
Canary[edit | edit source]
The Canary channel releases untested builds (it is bleeding-edge). It gets updated daily. It is currently at version 99 for specific devices.