Google Chrome OS Coming In 2010 (To Assassinate Windows?)
“the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web” “so it is our effort to re-think what operating systems should be”
It is going to be totally open sourced (code will be released by the end of this year) and will run on both x86 as well as ARM chip set. Software architecture? “windowing system on top of a Linux kernel” and Web is going to be the obvious development platform.
Chrome OS could prove to be an assassin of MS and I mean this in a big way. Google is completely changing the paradigm of OS. Until now an OS was typically considered to be a static program lying in side your hard disk whose main purpose was to boot your system and then handle most of the controls to the application programs like browser etc. This approach will take a back seat now and starting from Chrome OS, OS will be totally integrated with the web. Of course the earlier paradigm will still be around but that might just slowly but very surely vanish into thin air down the road. This is the starting of a new era… Google is ready to redefine the Operating System.
Every passing minute there are reviews coming and the blogosphere is almost flooded with this updated from Google. Anyway I am cutting it short here. What will happen to Win after Chrome OS is out in the market? and Apple-Google relationship? What about Chrome OS itself?- Good, Bad, Ugly? Follow-Up (loads of them this time) and decide for yourself.
CNET News : Google plans Chrome-based Web operating system by Stephen Shankland
GIGAOM : Google Chrome OS & What It Means For Future of Computing by Stacey Higginbotham
Technologizer : Eleven Questions About Google’s Chrome OS by Harry McCracken
BAD ? UGLY?
Mashable! : Chrome OS: But Will it Run Photoshop? by Stan Schroeder
LinuxWorld.com : Five Reasons Google Chrome OS Will Fail by David Coursey
CloudAve : Adding to the ChromeOS Deluge… by Ben Kepes
AROUND THE BLOGS REVIEWS
ZDNet : Google ChromeOS: Have people taken leave of their senses? by Dennis Howlett