Oh Yea! Google has posted in its blog that its planning to release its OS called as Google Chrome OS, and guess what? its Open Source!. Initailly the Operating System will be built and targeted for netbooks. The company intends to open-source its code later this year for netbooks to commence running Google Chrome OS. It’s estimated that the OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.
Google is very well known for its Search engine, but apart from that they have also been successful in their email service (Gmail), Google Earth and their mobile OS.
They’ve stated in their blog that speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of the Google Chrome OS. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. They’ve also said that they intend to get back to basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates.
Google has also stated in its blog its OS as ‘a natural extension of Google Chrome – the Google Chrome Operating System.’
Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips. They also mention that they are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market by next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.
For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.
I am quite exicited and can’t wait to use Google Chrome Operating System. As home users we have been virtual faithful slaves to Windows. Its about time the world opens up to new options of Operating Systems.
Personally I don’t like the name “Google Chrome Operating System”, can’t they think of a better name ?? Infact, I didn’t really like Google Chrome browser. I couldn’t find a good reason for why I must switch to Chrome as my primary browser. Though I do use Chrome on daily basis as some websites are best viewed in Chrome.