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ChromeOS Just Got a Bit Faster and More Secure

When Google first announced the idea of Chromebooks, a series of small, Internet (and Chrome)-centric laptops made by manufacturers like Samsung and Acer, its engineers touted the fact that Рunlike other laptops РChromebooks would actually get faster over time. Chromebooks, Google said, would see the same kind of performance gains that users of its Chrome browser have gotten used to. Now, with the release of the latest stable version of the ChromeOS operating system that powers these devices, Google is starting to fulfill this promise.

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Google Places Big Bet on Chromebooks

Google just announced a number of new features and partners around its ChromeOS program. Chromebooks, as Google calls them, will be available for purchase in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain on June 15. Starting at the same time, businesses and schools will be able to subscribe to the Chromebook program…