Hints Of Google Chrome OS Rattle Netbook Industry
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Soon Android won’t be the only Google operating system competing with Ubuntu and Windows XP for the attention of netbook consumers. Coming mid-2010, the Google Chrome OS – not the be confused with the Chrome browser – will seek to implement the cost and speed of Linux and the usability of Windows.
It’s to be a light weight, Web-based operating system with a focus on an improved security design. Google’s blog entry on Chrome explains what it will truly attempt to accomplish:
“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. It should just work.”
The operating system should also make use of clever new apps to provide a streamlined but capable interface for users. Microsoft might not be quaking in its boots yet, but a few months from now might be a different story.
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