An update to Google’s Chrome OS developer channel adds several new features that bring it even closer to traditional desktop platforms. Google announced the update on Monday, but as usual, didn’t supply a list of new features. Google evangelist François Beaufort examined the code changes and found out what’s new, posting the details on his Google+ page. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

1. See all open tabs / windows with one button click
2. Touch-based drag-and-drop
3. Easier switching between the Dev, Beta and Stable channels
4. Better integration with Google Drive

Chrome OS still may not be the desktop platform for everyone — it may never be that — but clearly, it keeps improving and gaining more traditional computing features that could increase the appeal of a Chromebook or Chromebox.
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