Jul 8, 2009

Google Chrome OS based on Linux

There has been much speculation whether Google would come up with their own operating system, but now we can stop speculating. Sundar Pichai of Google wrote on their blog that they will have it ready for next year.

The upcoming operating system be called Google Chrome OS and will initially be aimed Netbook. Focus is on speed, security and ease of use, three points that Google does not think always has top priority among other operating systems.
Google Chrome OS will be a lightweight OS that can boot and get online in seconds. Security against malware and viruses are designed in from the outset and should eliminate these threats.

The OS is based on Linux and will be running on both x86 and ARM processors. As with Chrome will be open source, but the code will only be released a little later this year.
On the blog notes Pichai, that there is no close connection with Android as they go after two different markets. However, there will be areas where the two operating systems will overlap.

Unlike the Android project, Google has some important partners from the beginning. Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, Hewlett-Packard is the most well-known partners. In addition, Qualcomm, Adobe, Freescale and Texas Instruments will also team up with Google.

Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

1 comment:

  1. This are great news, hopefully as an open source OS - based on linux - we will be able to create our own applications on any language using qt/gtk or whatever.
    The good thing in this is that many user (regular home users) will be using this OS along with the open source community effor, which means microsoft will start losing their power over this kind of users and I'm not talking against microsoft, I'm just saying that everybody will have more than a single choice. A free one.

    Cheers for that.