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Google chrome OS – free and open source July 9, 2009

Posted by Jake in Uncategorized.
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YES!! you didn’t read it wrong it realy is Google making a new OS. When Google Chrome was released people speculatd that google was going towards the OS market. I to did in december on my ‘year of tech’ post. Somone got it right as google anounced today in its google blog.

But what is it going to be like? Well google has said that it will be “fast and lightweight” and able  to “start up and get you on to the web in a few seconds”. The get you on the web bit hints that it is going to be focused on cloud computing and the internet. They say that the user interface will be minimal to focus purely on the web.  The big G has been cutting a new path for itself in recent mounths. With Google Chrome, Google Android and now Google Chrome OS it is clearly going for a new path of fame. Moving to compete with Microsoft.

They are aiming it at the stage above Android, the netbook market where people just want to be able to surf the net. They however strangely didn’t name it after its little brother but insted its couson, Chrome. Chrome is a free web broweser as is the new OS compleately FREE but it just seems closer to android. They however do make it clear that android seprate saying “Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android” showing that they want it to be separated. They already have big partners for this including Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.

This could be the future of netbooks and with microsoft chargeing anything over £30 per netbook for xp and over £60 for the new windows 7, free is likely to make drematice decreses.

Oficial Google Blog:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

BBC News report:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8139711.stm

Leaked Screenshots:
http://computersservicing.blogspot.com/2009/07/google-chrome-os-screenshots-leaked.html

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