After the poor show by Google’s Android designers by copying Windows Phone, iOS and other OSs out there, its now time for Google Chrome OS designers. When Chrome OS was released more than an year ago, Google highlighted its simplicity and basically said that your browser is the OS. They even said Chrome OS is “re-think what operating systems should be.”
Today Google contradicted their own words and copied Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X design elements. They announced a new Windows Manager for Chrome OS called Aura. It will combine Windows 7 like Task bar and Mac OS X style Launchpad. You can now pin apps to shelf (taskbar) similar to Microsoft Windows !
They even added support for wallpapers and overlapping windows. So basically they are turning Chrome OS into a regular desktop OS like Windows and Mac OS X with an only exception being the apps. Chrome OS supports only web apps and I won’t be surprised if Google adds native Linux apps in the near future.
The best thing about this dev channel release is that, CR-48 Chromebooks released by Google are not eligible to get this update. Enjoy the new Google Experience..
Source: Google Unofficial Blog