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Google Highly anticipated Chrome OS becomes available for download.
the latest Release candidate of the OS from Google stable shows up on torrent sites.
Alternatively you can try out Chrome OS Linux which has a stable built already ready for download.
Featured software in Chrome OS Linux:
- GNOME 2.30 desktop environment
- Google Chrome 9.0.576 web browser
- Google Picasa 2.7 photo manager
- OpenOffice.org 3.2 office suite
- GIMP 2.6 image editor
- Flash Player 10.1 plugin
- Wine Windows emulator 1.2
- Pidgin 2.6 instant messenger
- Dashboard in the web browser
- Social Toolbar New!
- and much more!
System requirements of Chrome OS Linux:
- Processor: Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer; AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer
- RAM: min. 256 MB
- Hard disk: min. 1 GB
- Graphics card: supports most modern graphics cards
We are downloading now and will try to sum it up for the readers.
Hit the link below if you want to test it out yourself.
Source : getchrome.eu
The updated version of Google’s popular global mapping program now includes a new and improved seamless Street View mode and three-dimensional trees. The Street View feature was introduced more than two years ago, but required activation by means of clicking a camera icon. However, the new interface has the same feature integrated seamlessly, so you can enter the full 360-degree panoramic view of the streets just by zooming in on them.
All streets highlighted by the color blue are Street View enabled, and you can drag Pegman (the orange guy who helps navigate Street View) onto any of those to drop right into the Street View mode. The Pegman icon is now docked alongside the Google Earth navigation controls for ease of use. Google’s official blog elaborates on the new feature, “Unlike our earlier Street View layer, you can now move seamlessly from one location to another as if you’re walking down the street by using the scroll-wheel on your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard.”
3D trees are another new addition to the latest iteration of Google Earth. This is incorporated in tandem with the street view mode for a more accurate and aesthetically pleasing rendering of trees. Google blog explains, “While we’ve just gotten started planting trees in Google Earth, we already have more than 80 million trees in places such as Athens, Berlin, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Tokyo.”
The 3D trees can be enabled by enabling the 3D buildings layer on the left side panel. The image below gives you an example of 3D trees incorporated around the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. All a user needs to do is click the zoom slider to get down to the ground and see it in action in the ground-level navigation mode to walk among the trees.
If you want to try out the new features, head over here to get Google Earth 6 now.