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Chrome OS's new clothes: First Look

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First Look: Chrome OS's new clothes

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Google decides that Chrome OS will be more appealing if it looks more like a desktop and less like a browser. Here's a taste of the biggest update to Chrome OS since it launched.

If at first you don't succeed has been -- -- of many a tech project and Google's Chrome OS is no different. I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today we're taking a first look at Chrome OS is new desktop and new features this is the new default desktop for Chrome OS. You have apps -- here. Chrome itself Gmail. Google search. YouTube. And your apps. These are not the default apps these are apps that I have added and synchronized. When you jump into Chrome you get the browser. Apps here. Over in this side you have obviously your time and your profile. Which you can venues to reveal settings. Shut down sign out -- Date. Internet connection. Bluetooth status. Keyboard status. Sound. Brightness. Settings and help. Which open like everything else in a Chrome tab. Here you have here browsing history extensions. And settings. You can -- apps to the desktop as you can in Windows 7. Into launcher. And there is IM chat. In any Chrome browser if you go to the wrench. And go to about Chrome OS. You can CD version of Chrome OS they -- running. And the channel later on. -- OS updates fairly regularly and the updates will make legacy hardware work better over time. The new Chrome OS supports a wide range of files including doc acts doc PowerPoint. PDF. Spreadsheet. And zip files. Still Chrome OS is really meant for those people who love their Google accounts. Google sync. Carries things like apps. Auto fill bookmarks extensions. History passwords settings themes and even open tabs. -- worried about security you can choose a two factor authentication. You can print in Chrome OS to using either a local printer or print to your local FedEx office. The past years' worth of updates to Google's Chrome OS I've made it much more viable as an operating system that you can live with day in and day out. However it's still extremely tie into Google's ecosystem and so it's really for those people who just cannot live without the Google. For the first look at Google's new Chrome OS I'm Seth Rosenblatt.

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