I am suppose to take my dinner when a BBC Technology reporter talks about the new operating system that is soon-to be launched. It is not the Windows 7 from Microsoft, but a new operating system from Google!
Can’t believe it? Yes! It’s true… Google will launch a new Operating System inline with its Google Chrome browser – the Google Chrome OS.
A post from the Official Google Blog, says that the new Google Chrome OS project will be an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year, Google will open-source its code; and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. It has been also mentioned that they (Google) are already talking to partners about the project, and they’ll soon be working with the open source community.
“Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market 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.”
Back to Basics
According to Google, its Google Chrome has over 30 million people that use it regularly. Google Chrome was designed for people who spend most of their time on the web. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web.
“Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the 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. It should just work.”
So this would definitely be a good experience for the soon-to-be Google Chrome OS users.
Would it be possible for Google to ruin Microsoft’s Windows Operating Systems? Hmmm… Let’s just see the market…