Friday, July 10, 2009


Overview Of Google Chrome Operating System

It's been an exciting nine months since google launched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. 
Google designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. 
However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, google announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. 

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It's Google's attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google Chrome OS is 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... Read more Google To Launch Its Own Operating System.

Features Of Google Chrome OS
Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. Google 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 is to stay out of our way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as what Google did for the Google Chrome browser, they 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.

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and they 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 our 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.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, Google believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

Google hear a lot from its users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. Users want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them.

We want our data to be accessible to us wherever we are and not have to worry about losing out computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, we don't want to spend hours configuring our computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates.

And any time Google users have a better computing experience, Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet.

Google have a lot of work to do, and Google definitely going to need a lot of help from the open source community to accomplish this vision. Hope every one should be excited for what's to come. Stay tuned for more updates...

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