google chrome logoAfter years of speculation, it has finally happened: Google is launching its own operating system.

Late last night on the Official Google Blog, the company announced that the Google Chrome name will no longer apply to just its web browser, but to an upcoming operaring system (OS) that will be directed primairly at the netbook computer market.  That isn’t to say that it couldn’t later expand out to other markets, but that is where it is going to begin.

For now the goal of the new OS is run on top of a Linux kernel (i.e. Linux will be like its heart), and that it will be quick to power up and get you going.  It will of course have a heavy emphasis on doing work online as it is made by Google and is built for computers that cater to that activitiy primarily.

Google had a pretty good quote about what exactly they are looking for from this project:

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.

The Chrome OS is due to be available as an open source project that anyone can work on by the end of this year, and availability on certain models of low end computers in the later half of 2010.

This is going to be certainly interesting to watch develop, and to see how traditional software companies react.

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  1. Delilah Cahalane
    September 18th, 2016 at 12:30 am #

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