Chrome OS for you old pc?

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Oh yes you can! Chrome OS aims for an experience similar to the Chrome browser even though most of the technology underneath isn’t built like it.

One of the best parts is the growing number of apps available for Chrome OS. Audio studio Ableton Live, PDF creators Scribus and Microsoft Document Cloud are among the most popular programs ported to Chrome OS.

Configuring Chrome OS had always been a hassle for a minority of people, but this wasn’t an issue with Google’s hardware. Google provides shortcuts on the desktop to manage settings and access apps, so customisation can be a breeze regardless of how much hardware acceleration your PC has. Yet, Google allowed very few converters to get out the door.

With Android, Google and its partners can now experiment with far fewer sign-in issues. Google created a model where OEMs omit features to ensure instead they create a software-only experience. The aim is to put us in the business of providing a good experience.

Under the Chrome OS umbrella, Android and Chrome OS feature the same cloud-based operating system infrastructure, delivering by default universal apps. The same Google Play services suite (including Google Wallet) and the same email client Gmail get on Chrome OS devices as well.

We understand that the relationship between Chrome OS and Android is a mutual one: developers are given access to Chrome OS development tools and have access to Android builds, too.

In addition to Google Play apps, Google also uses its own app store, called Google Play, while enabling the free and paid Google Play services partners to run their apps inside of Chrome OS.

As a buyer of apps through the Google Play store, you can choose to develop a Chrome OS feature yourself or opt to use a compatible OEM-made app. Because it uses the same operating system platform, both Google Play and OEM products may share the same code warehouse and preference system.