Google Chrome OS Flex is rolling out to schools and businesses today with nearly 600 bugs and issues fixed. Here are all the details.
A few months ago, Google released software that owners of all old Windows laptops and MacBooks loved to see – Chrome OS Flex. The idea behind Chrome OS Flex is to let your old Windows laptop and desktop, as well as old Apple MacBooks, breathe new life with Chrome OS. Chrome OS Flex allows users to simply install Chrome OS instead of Windows and macOS to let the old system run like new machines. It was available in beta for testing and is now available for everyone.
Chrome OS Flex is primarily designed for older PCs running on older versions of Windows and macOS. Google says it was designed primarily for businesses to support their older laptops and PCs that don’t have the modern hardware to run the latest version of Windows or macOS. Google has tested and certified 400 older devices to run Chrome OS Flex and will support PCs from brands including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, Toshiba and many other OEMs.
Google Chrome OS Flex is now bug-free
Chrome OS Flex has many advantages, the most important of which is that it’s free to download and use, just like Google Chrome. Therefore, anyone can download the files from the Google website and store them on their USB drive. Installation is a simple process as all you have to do is plug in the device and start the installation.
Another advantage for businesses is that Chrome OS is a closed operating system and therefore it is not as vulnerable to deadly malware attacks as Windows. As a result, IT departments will need to spend less on maintenance with these Chrome OS Flex devices. Additionally, Google continues to release Chrome OS updates frequently. And these devices work great with Android phones.
Chrome OS Flex will also be beneficial for Windows PC users who were unable to upgrade to Windows 11 due to hardware limitations. Anyone can try out Chrome OS Flex even if their device isn’t supported. However, users may face bugs and issues.
Chrome OS on its own is a decent platform if your job involves doing basic computing, like working on documents and spreadsheets, as well as browsing the internet. However, older Windows apps may not work with Chrome OS Flex due to a lack of compatibility.