Google on 9 April released a new Dev Channel release of the Chrome OS. Apart from security and stability fixes, a significant change is the inclusion of a “desktop”. In the past Chrome OS is simply a Chrome browser that occupies the whole screen. The new user interface, called “Aura”, brings a desktop environment similar to Windows.
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In this new user interface, you can move windows around, resize as you wish and minimize/maximize windows. There is a launcher bar down the screen, which works in a way similar to that of Windows. You can see currently opened windows. This bar minimizes when you maximize a window.
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As we mentioned in an earlier post, this new R19 release of Chrome OS would not be available to Cr48 Chromebooks. This version is only for Samsung Series 5 and Acer Chromebooks. Cr-48 will come back to the update schedules after R19.