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Preview of ChromeOS Desktop and Aura Window Manager [Video]

New changes are in store for ChromeOS and you can take a quick peek at two of them in this short video. Get ready to say hello to a new desktop environment and a window manager named Aura…


You can also download a zip file (~41 MB) containing the 50 desktop wallpapers available for the ChromiumOS builds using the “via OMG! Ubuntu!” link below.

Chromium with Aura Window Manager #2 [via OMG! Ubuntu!]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/15/12

Comments (6)

  1. InT0xEd

    Is there any way to download chromeOS w/o having a chromebook?

  2. PhantomTurtle

    You could try ChromeOs by Hexxeh (

  3. Deckard-Cain

    Just axe ChromeOS and add its functionalities in Android.

  4. Anonymous

    I’m not sure I can trust anything from Google. With their recent policy overhaul that exposes people’s preferences, habits, and who knows what else to who knows who else, I’m leaning from even using Google’s web site. No GMail. No Picassa. No Chrome and especially no Chrome OS are just a few of the Google products I don’t think I’ll be using or even trying.

    I would only suggest everyone else reconsider their reliance on Google too. You might even want to try another search engine which I’ve been using lately and which works almost like Google from many years ago – They even say “we don’t track you” which you’ll never see anyone at Google promising.

  5. Eric

    That entire video does not show a single intuitive feature. Who would find that useful?

  6. Murk

    could report to websites be blokes with hosts file? I know not ideal. Google are becoming the umbrella corporation.

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