Thursday, July 9, 2009
Google is creating an operating system for netbooks
Well, it's about time, isn't it? Google is developing a simple but functional operating system for netbooks. Google Chrome OS will be an open-source OS that will be sleek, light, and (hopefully) very fast. The Chrome web browser has been surprisingly useful and I'm hoping that Chrome OS will mirror that. Many people thought that Google was going to take Android and modify that for netbooks. Maybe Chrome OS will be very similar to Android. We know that we'll be living in the world of Cloud Computing.
So, how will such an OS get used? Will it replace Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7? Or, will people use Chrome OS as a dual-boot option? That's how I use Ubuntu. To be honest, with the quick boot time of Windows 7, I'm not sure that I'll need Ubuntu in the future. I'll have to see how Chrome OS fits into the mix.