Google has always taken world by surprises but have never seen such major announcements in this short period of time. Google unveiled google wave and then introduced new features in the Gmail. Yesterday it removed Beta from all of its lab applications and now they have Chrome as an Operating system. At the Google official blog they announced that this OS is going to be named chrome and this is going to be Open Source. They launched Google chrome browser in the end of year 2008, which could not attract moreย  users but 30 million ๐Ÿ™‚

Browser is something which we used inside the OS but we are here talking about the OS, which means other than Windows, MAC , Linux , Solaris etc we will have another known as Chrome. Google’s products are undoubtedly fast, reliable and free (most of them). So Google already has its market and the estimated target users set. Google said it right, when the Operating Systems were designed their base was put taking in context how to run an OS on a PC, but today we need operating systems, which should be web enabled and should specifically be designed taking in context that WEB is going to be its major component. A look at the perecentage of users from my various operating systems which visit Digimantra

Various OS percentage of visitors at Digimantra

In the first phase they are launching this for Netbooks and later this year i.e. 2009 they are going to release Notebooks which already have this Chrome OS bundled. They also plan to open-source the code, so tgoogle-logohat developers get hands on it. After mid 2010 the OS should be there in market for consumers, then harware giants like Dell, IBM, HP can think of making an OEM versions of it ๐Ÿ™‚ .

The operating system, Chrome, by google is going to be light, powerful, secure and Fast. I am sure about this light feature, because they are launching it through Netbooks and they claim this is going to be a natural extension of Google Chrome. Target is to boot the system up pretty faster, an example would be loads faster comapred to other search engines, until others optimized or chopped of their search pages like google ๐Ÿ™‚

Talking about platform independence and its the Core base of the operating system, Chrome, google has to say the following :

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple โ€” Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.

Google is going to change the way we start our laptops and browse internet. It would be pretty simple, fast and secure ๐Ÿ™‚

Lets all from the open-source community join hands with Google and change the computer world.

Note : I am not going to remark anythere about Windows Vs Chrome, because this is a big comparison and a seperate post will suffice the readers ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay Digified !!
Sachin Khosla

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