Google to develop Google Chrome OS


Yup, you heard right, Google is planning on developing their own operating system. I guess they thought that there aren’t enough linux distributions to choose from already. I have to say this though, they have done such a wonderful job with the Google Chrome Browser that I am really anxious to see what they can produce operating system wise.

According to Google, Google Chrome OS will be an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks and that netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Google says that Chrome OS will run on X86 and ARM and will basically be a new windowing system running on top of a linux kernel.

I’m not sure if its such a great idea for Google to build yet another linux distro, but hey, I’m sure that just because its Google, that everyone will at least give Google Chrome OS a try, would be nice if they would release a live version so everyone can test it out, or make a virtualized copy available that will run in Fusion, Parallels, Workstation, etc…

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