Google has been developing a new operating system for some time. But the exciting thing about it is that it has a base on Linux. With the codename Fuchsia, this operating system initially came to Android phones. And now you can install on most computers, including convertible PixelBook, but also the Switch 12 Acer and some NUC Intel 2015. Its installation requires an Intel processor. So unlike the mobile version, you can now install it for now on computers with a processor based on the ARM architecture.
Fuchsia, Google's experimental operating system
The micronucleus of the operating system is called Zircon, formerly known as Magenta. And I again indicate that it is not the Linux kernel. It uses a rendering layer called Escher that in turn makes use of the Vulkan graphics library. So Google cannot tell that it is not using the latest technologies in its development. Its installation in the Pixelbook is done using a USB memory. But that USB memory will be useless for anything other than the facility of Fuchsia.
The graphical interface follows the line of the visual language Material Design of the company, trying in addition to giving more options for the relocation of windows and multitasking. So that everything relates to this operating system is from the company's employees. The operating system is open source and has a license under the BSD 3, MIT and Apache 2.0 licenses.
According to Chrome Unboxed, Google has published the documentation. So that developers can install and put into operation the Fuchsia operating system in the Pixelbooks. Although it is a complex and laborious process due to the need to have two devices. That is the one that acts as host and other acts as a recipient device. So, enabling developers to experiment and make their contributions to the system.
Before compatible devices, Fuchsia relates to wearable devices and connected devices. There are those who think that Fucshia is the successor of Andromeda, the operating system of Google that never saw the light.
The installation files for the new computers are in the Google repository.