"Chromium and Chromium OS refer to a pair of open-source
projects that power the Google Chrome Web browser and Google Chrome
OS, respectively. The Chromium OS project aims to develop a
Web-focused operating system and computing experience that's "fast,
simple and secure," while the Chromium project's mission is to
build an interface for users to experience the Web that's "faster,
safer, and more stable than existing alternatives."
"The Chromium OS operating system is based on Linux and is
designed to run on only specifically designed hardware such as
Chromebooks. The Chromium OS offers a user interface that's similar
to the Google Chrome browser, and in addition to its heavy focus on
the Web experience, the Chromium OS also relies extensively on
"The Chromium OS project also offers extensive documentation and
source code for developers interested in exploring and/or
contributing to the project."