Google Operating System: Google Chrome OS

It’s coming: Google’s next step to conquer the world. Introducing the upcoming Google Operating System: Google Chrome OS.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.
Google Blog

Fast, lightweight, and designed for the Web? Sounds like a winner… especially compared with the ridiculously bloated Windows Vista and Windows 7 (which is just repackaged Windows Vista).

Will Google Chrome OS make a difference to the Linux netbook market? I should think so. Google has great brand recognition among ordinary people (it’s now “officially” a verb). Despite the great KDE and Gnome desktop environments, and user-friendly distributions like Ubuntu, SUSE and many others, Linux is still perceived as “for geeks only” by the general public. Google is for everyone.

Me, I think I’ll stick with my iPod Touch.

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