What is Chrome?
developed and controlled by Google, may refer to
either the web browser or
the OS that
uses the latter web browser as
its GUI. Chrome OS is
intended for laptops (not intended
which Google markets under
the name Chromebook. Just like Google's portable OS, Android, it is also based on Linux.
Although the OS is open source, users only
have access to personal files and no
access to system files,
especially the kernel.
Chrome OS mostly
applications making it basically a thin-client.
except for multimedia with
several (if not all) codecs, camera and daemons.
Running Chrome OS (stable
channel only) demands the user to
completely trust Google as it controls
all aspects of the OS
including and perhaps not limited to updates,
which is perfect for users. As a
matter of fact, all applications are only accessible through
the Chrome Web
Store and there is little to no risk of viruses or
As of version 53 of the OS
released on September 2016 (beta channel for many current systems), Google Chrome
can run a beta version of Google Play,
which allows users install and run Android apps.
There is no OS installation. In case of extreme errors,
there is a local utility
that resets the system to factory specifications from an on-board ROM chip called POWERWASH. Another alternative only
when suggested by the Chromebook vendor
is to re-store the OS creating
a recovery USB flash
drive and booting from it. In
the latter scenario, you need to contact the vendor for
On a side note, I never stop thinking and
processing information all
around me. As such, one of the
subjects that attracts me most (aside from technology and music) is human behavior,
not limited to psychology and ethos of the individual and masses. Hence
I usually read, study and
write essays of my own. From
all possible authors in this field, some of my favorites are (in order of
Levinas and Kant. As such, I have published two science fiction
books, in which I include my opinion on religion, sociology, psychology, politics, manipulation of
the masses, media, science and various technologies.
In Under the Thelian Sky, mankind did not
originate on Earth, but rather on Mars. When Mars could no longer sustain life, mankind
had to escape and colonized Earth. Many years later, a study was
written about the survival of mankind in Mars and its struggle in Earth led by Doctor Ajidan
Edejem. We proved to be a species that has survived
wars, slavery and other forms of abuse. All the while, the
government controlled by "them" wants to keep
everything quiet and even kill him for telling others about
the unavoidable doom. Years before the extinction of life
in Mars, the Thelian
society was perfect, yet corrupted. Life was easy, yet
difficult if you were different. For every good person,
like Ahila Keinj who found peace in The
Faith, there were many willing to destroy it all for
gain while "they" controlled the fate of many. At
the end, an outsider simply known as Operative Logger
9C56 tries to fight "them" and stop
"their" manipulation of history and mankind.
You can get Under the Thelian Sky
exclusively at Amazon available on print (ISBN
9781494232283) and e-book (ASIN B00GTQBY04).
In The Daydreamer, Robert James is a normal New
Yorker who wakes up one morning unsure what had happened in
his life. He is accused of killing the woman he has always
loved, but he remembers three possible realities. Which
reality could be true? Has he dreamed these realities, seen
this events or taken part of these strange acts? Is he a
killer or is he being framed? Perhaps he knows the killer
better than anyone else without realizing it.