Speculations about an operating system from Google is finally about to turn into a reality. Google announced in their blog post about an upcoming operating system called Google Chrome OS, which is expected to be available by the second half of 2010.
Google Chrome OS will be an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at Netbooks. “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.”, their Official blog says.
An average user who live on the web searching for information, checking email, reading news, shopping and staying in touch with friends with applications like Facebook, will about to get everything from the Google Chrome OS.
According to their blog post, the software architecture of their OS will be — “Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.” It will be interesting to see how it impacts the operating system market when it’s finally introduced. Will it be another Linux OS or something radically different.