Google Drops Bomb on Microsoft – Chrome OS
In a very surprising announcement this morning, Google has literally dropped what some call a nuclear bomb on Microsoft’s Windows XP and Vista – a new operating system called Google Chrome OS. Will Windows 7 defend this attack – that’s still unknown because Windows 7 is made for full powered computers and Chrome OS will be “the web as an OS.”
TechCrunch broke the story last night and explained why this is a huge threat towards Microsoft: “In the second half of 2010, Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS, an operating system designed from the ground up to run the Chrome web browser on netbooks. ‘It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be,’ Google writes tonight on its blog.”
Google goes on to say that the major operating systems (Microsoft) were built around a “non-internet” environment and therefore lack today’s demands in the mobile market… “the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web,” concluded Google’s Blog.
The Chrome OS should launch next year and it’s primary target will be for netbooks, which as we’ve discussed on PCAuthorities before, netbooks are becoming the wave of the mobile future. “Google says the software architecture will basically be the current Chrome browser running inside “a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.” So in other words, it basically is the web as an OS. And applications developers will develop for it just as they would on the web. This is similar to the approach Palm has taken with its new webOS for the Palm Pre, but Google notes that any app developed for Google Chrome OS will work in any standards-compliant browser on any OS,” states TechCrunch.