Originally posted on August 1, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
If you guys haven’t heard, Google is developing its own operating system, dubbed Chrome OS. And you know what? I’m pretty excited for this.
Chrome OS will be running Linux, and maybe, just maybe, this is what the Linux community needs to break out in the mainstream. Heck, Linux has been around since forever, and guess what: they’ve only hit 1% usage recently.
Chrome OS, in Google’s own words:
Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.
Wired has written about Chrome OS, and has stated 5 things to be excited about it: it’ll be free, it will be fast, since it’s being made for netbooks there should be no compatibility issues, it should be portable, and the new applications Google must be cooking up are exciting. And remember, if Google markets Chrome OS aggressively, we could see a surge of Linux users.
Heck, if Chrome OS will be cloud-centric, this is the perfect OS for travelling.
Are you thinking the same way?
Ade knows a lot about netbooks; he bought an Asus Eee weeks after it went out and is now cursing the fact that he did not wait for the better netbooks to come out. He is still ranting about his Eee on My Asus Eee. When he’s feeling pretty offensive, he writes weird stuff on his personal blog.