Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
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ChromeOS is a Linux-based operating system developed by Google to work exclusively with online web applications. After its initial launch on July 7, 2009, Google made the operating system an open source project under the name Chromium on November 19, 2009. The ChromeOS can only run on a computer designed for it and not those designed for Windows or other operating systems.

ChromeOS is installed on Google computers, like Chromebooks, and Chromeboxes. It also runs on the Acer Chromebase, and the ASUS Chromebit, which are other ChromeOS-based devices with no display or peripherals.

Updates to ChromeOS are made frequently, with new releases coming out every month or two. As of September 26, 2023, the latest ChromeOS version is 117.0.5938.115.

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