Google has announced Chrome OS Flex, a new version of Chrome OS that will be available on early access. The new version of Chrome OS, which is intended for enterprises and schools, is meant to work on outdated PCs and Macs. Google’s blog post claims that the operating system “only takes a few minutes to get set up.”
Google releases Chrome OS Flex
Chrome OS Flex will appear and function exactly like Chrome OS on a Chromebook However, certain capabilities might be hardware-dependent.
Chrome OS has also been used before on devices that it was not designed for. Google recently acquired Neverware, a firm that produced CloudReady, a software program that allows users to convert old PCs into Chrome OS systems. That prompted inquiries about where Chrome OS and its future in the PC industry will appear next.
Google states that, since the acquisition, they “have been hard at work integrating the benefits of CloudReady into a new version of Chrome OS.”
The Chrome Enterprise website explains more about how to try out Chrome OS Flex. Keep in mind that the operating system is still in early access, so it’s possible that you’ll run into bugs.