Friday, 11 June 2010

The new apps-integrated Chrome home screen

As always, DomainRange have the latest on how the newly launched Apps for Google Chrome are going to integrate into the current New Tab page in the future might be interested by the attached screenshot. This is the latest Chromium build manages showing both sets of icons.

Nothing ground breaking, but definitely interesting! Seems very promising for the future of a web based OS... Now how long until they're bullied into supporting folders of applications or multiple home screens... hmm...

Anyone interested can try out the setup for themselves by following the instructions here.

ChromeOS Early Screenshots

This is basically for all the geeks out there who can't help but speculate over ChromeOS features. I've been doing lots of digging into the latest ChromeOS and Chrome developments lately. Here are some of the more interesting screenshots I've found.

Image 1 is the first thing a user will see when they start up a ChromeOS machine for the first time.

Image 2 is the new login screen for ChromeOS that will be used to select which user to login as. After logging in I believe you'll be restored with all of your tabs/extensions/bookmarks just where you were when you left off on any other ChromeOS device.

Image 3 is one of the ways ChromeOS will support switching tabs (possibly windows too, I'm unsure).

Credit for the 3rd image goes to the GoogleOperatingSystem blog which is definitely worth taking a look at!