After launching the Go programming language, Google followed up with the announcement of their Chrome operating system. I know I am a week or two late on this post, but I have been busy. :) Basically, Chrome OS is a Linux distro optimized to be Net connected. The early target hardware appears to be Netbooks. Here are some links to details.
- GeekSmack has a nice detailed review of the OS
- Googles original announcement
- Chrome Blog Announcement and Videos
- Download from GDGT
An OS that is basically just a browser is an interesting idea. With the way things are moving to the Net, I suppose you will be able to find everything you need online. And of course, Google wants to promote their online office apps. But I think I would still want a full featured OS. The computer biz will be interesting the next 5 years.