Google announced yesterday the launch of its next operating system, Google Chrome OS. At 9 months after the launch of the Chrome browser, which is used by more than 30 million people according to Google, here's the Google Chrome OS, which is considered by Google as "a natural extension of Google Chrome.
Google Chrome OS will be an open source operating system, lightweight and designed, at least initially, to netbooks , ultraportable computers. The code will be made open source by the end of 2009, and Google Chrome Netbook OS operating system will be available for sale in the second half in the second half of 2010.
Speed, simplicity and security are the main aspects of Google Chrome OS. Google is working on getting a fast, lightweight operating system that can start, and then allow the user to access the web in seconds. The user interface will be minimal, and most of the user experience will take place on the web. The underlying operating system security architecture has been completely redesigned so that users do not have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates.
Google Chrome OS is designed for x86 and ARM . All web-based applications will run automatically on the new operating system, which will be based on Linux. These applications can be run on any browser that respects standards on other operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux.
Google Chrome OS is a new separate project from Android. While Android was designed from the outset to work across a range of devices, from phones to netbooks, Google Chrome OS will be made for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is designed for computers that are Netbook from small desktop systems.