Introducing An All New +Chrome UP - Your Source For Everything Chrome OS
After more than a year in the making, the new ChromeUP.com launches today.
The Chrome OS community is a robust collection of passionate bloggers, striking developers, humble hackers, savvy support gurus, and yes, ordinary users. There are countless websites that should be default bookmarks for any Chromebook owner, and everyone should be subscribed to our news resources.
Unfortunately, as the Chrome OS community continues to rapidly expand, locating the great resources is becoming difficult. For example, +Chrome Story
has an absolutely outstanding list of 100 Tips for Chromebook Owners. +OMG! Chrome!
produces some of the finest beginner infographics I've ever seen. To a new Chromebook owner who doesn't know about either of those sites though, the resources might as well not exist.This is the mission of Chrome UP,
to compliment the existing Chrome OS community. Not replace it. We'll provide gap-bridging content where appropriate, and promote existing content when possible.
That isn't to say that Chrome UP will be barren of valuable content.
Our powerful chrome device comparison tool
allows you to easily see specifications side-by-side. It's custom built and uses data from several sources for accuracy (and, by chance, if you do find an error let us know!).
We've also started a sprouting Chrome OS accessories database
, that we hope you can play a role in building. This is something the community has longed for time and time again, and we plan on making it a reality.
Our old tutorials have been seamlessly merged into the new site, and most old bookmarks should take you to their new home. We'll also be adding more tutorials in due time, so be sure to stay tuned for those (and pass along any suggestions you may have!).
Oh, and we'll have something neat for the Chrome OS wallpapers soon as well. More on that later, it's taking more time to build than expected (but will be completely worth the wait!).
Today's launch is a milestone, but we're not relaxing yet. This will be a living site with daily updates to content. Some pages need expanding, we know, but we had to start somewhere, otherwise we'd be building for another year.
On a personal note, this doesn't mean I'll be any less involved in the community. I'll still be actively moderating and contributing to the Chromebooks Community here on Google+, I still plan on guest contributing to OMG! Chrome!, and you’ll still be able to find me weekly on the +Practical Chrome
Finally, I'd like to give a huge amount of thanks to everyone who contributed to this coming together, both directly and indirectly. There are far too many of you to name individually, but you know who you are.
→ http://www.chromeup.com/Feedback and constructive criticism welcome!