Jul 8 2009

Hints Of Google Chrome OS Rattle Netbook Industry

Google Chrome OS

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.

Image via Wired.

6 Comments on this post


  1. Rumors: Google Chrome OS On Netbooks By October | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] Shanzai.com, citing “trusted industry insider sources,” claims that we’re going to see the Google Chrome OS some time this October. This claim comes despite the fact that Google is projecting release mid-2010. […]

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
  2. Google Wave Could Change The Netbook World | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] XHello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Powered by WP Greet BoxGoogle currently has about 100,000 beta testers busy working out the kinks of its newest technology: Google Wave. The new communication venture may have a serious effect on the netbook world, especially considering the upcoming release of the Google Chrome OS. […]

    October 1st, 2009 at 3:46 pm
  3. Google Chrome OS Success May Be Dampened By Silverlight | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] ZDNet is proposing an interesting idea about what’s going to happen once Google releases its Chrome OS, and it’s different than what most people are predicting. She thinks Chrome won’t look […]

    November 20th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
  4. Google Open-Sources Chrome OS & Demos It On A Netbook | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] XHello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Powered by WP Greet BoxGoogle’s fabled OS has been released for open sourcing as the Chromium OS. By Google’s own admission, it’s “intended for people who spend most of their time on the web”, which seems like a long way to say ‘netbook users‘. […]

    November 21st, 2009 at 8:34 pm
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    […] netbook world has been eagerly anticipating the Google Chromium OS since its initial announcement just a few months back, and Dell has already released a beta for those of us too impatient for the […]

    December 1st, 2009 at 4:07 pm
  6. What The Google Netbook Will Look Like | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] Google netbook will run the Google Chrome OS on a 10.1-inch screen that will be HD-capable and powered by the Nvidia […]

    December 30th, 2009 at 9:39 pm


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