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Gallery: Chrome OS revealed

Google is releasing its first official look at its upcoming operating system - Google OS.
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Google is releasing its first official look at its upcoming operating system - Google OS.

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Google.com as it would look on Chrome OS.

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Google search from Google Chrome OS.

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Chrome's Apps Menu.

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Panels in Chrome.

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This is an example of Chrome's most basic navigation style - a single maximized Chromium window.

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By taking the address bar out of the tab, the user can launch new programs and switch windows. The current url shows while a site is loading, and can be edited or changed by clicking on the tab.

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Space is gained by moving the tab-strip to the side which also allows for date ordering and grouping of tabs. With the address bar can be used navigation as well as search in its new location.

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In existing browsers tabs are usually located to the left of their tab-strip to allow easy access to commonly used applications that are kept open most of the time. Bookmarks are also used to quickly access favorite apps without leaving them open.

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The apps menu is available from an icon in the upper left, and provides access to universal search, document and tab creation, bookmarks, and other OS tools.

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Panels in Chromium OS are used as containers that allow a user to multitask without leaving the view of their current application.

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Chess on Chrome. Credit: Larry Dignan

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Google based Chrome on new trends - laptops to netbooks, cloud computing, and phones to smartphones.

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The three S's for Google Chrome OS - speed, simplicity and security.

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An e-reader.

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Google begins its presentation with a demo.

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