Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google Chrome OS gets Launched Next Year

A Google operating system has been one of the web’s most consistent rumours for years, but today Google announced it is real: Google Chrome OS will be launched next year, going head to head with Windows.
Announcing the existence of the Google Chrome OS today, Sundar Pichai, Google’s vice president of product management and Linus Upson, Google’s engineering director said it would be “our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.”
Promising the Chrome OS will be open source, lightweight and speedy, Google also pledges that Chrome OS will “start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds.”
Just like the Chrome browser, the Chrome OS will be designed to stay out of your way, maximising screen space for apps and web browsing. And on the subject of apps, Google says the Chrome OS will run software created using web technologies
“Of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux” Google explains, “thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.”
But the overall aim of Chrome OS is simplicity: Google has set out its mission by simply stating: “computers need to get better.”

Read The Official Google Blog Here