Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Google Chrome OS

It has been just nine months since Google launched its web browser Google Chrome and here is another exciting announcement from Google. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.

They even comment on Microsoft as:

“However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web.”
Google Chrome OS is built to run on both x86 architecture chips and ARM chips, like the ones increasingly found in netbooks. It is also working with multiple OEMs to get the new OS up and running next year. Chrome OS will definately be lightweight and fast just like the browser itself and probably far better than Windows Vista, atleast!

Chrome OS will be all about the web apps and no doubt HTML 5 is going to be a huge part of all of this. A lot of people are still wary about running web apps for when their computer isn’t connected to the web. But HTML 5 has the potential to change that, as you’ll be able to work in the browser even when not connected, and upload when you are again.

Personally, I don't think Google Chrome OS will be a threat to Microsoft at the moment as Microsoft is already a big player in the market. But who knows what will happen when it is launched. Wake up Microsoft!

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