Google Announces Chrome Operating System


Ever since Google Inc. started chipping away at the market share that Microsoft Corporation had for search engine traffic, the two companies have been rivals.  Now Google is taking on Microsoft where it really counts, their operating system.  Microsoft line of Windows operating systems is powering about 90% of all active computers in the world today.

Google’s new operating system will be called the Google Chrome Operating System and it will be initially installed on low cost netbooks.  Eventually the Google Operating System will be installed on more powerful PCs.  The Google Chrome Operating System will be open source and will be available for consumers started in the second half of 2010.

“The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work,” stated Google VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai and Engineering Director Linus Upson on the Google Blog.

Google Chrome, the company’s web browser currently has 30 million people using the browser regularly.  The web browser along with Google’s mobile operating system Android is also open source.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Google Announces Chrome Operating System Comments

  1. Krishna Santani says:

    Its groundbreaking idea from Google web OS and they are planning to wipe out Windows in a most strategic manner. Google clearly pointing to Microsoft when they say “The operating systems that browsers run were designed in an era where there was no web”. But there are few questions which are unanswered like what will happen when we will go offline in Chrome OS? Can we use offline applications like iTunes or Photoshop? Can we run third party applications? How they are going to make profit from it ? I am also bit concerned whether Chrome OS will be embraced by enterprises as it is open source and web based as there is always a security issue….Just wait another thought can Chrome OS will become a global hit especially in small countries where internet is very fickle. But leaving these things aside its going to be win-win situation for the users and it will be interesting to witness the war between giants.

  2. Phil Thorne says:

    I doubt that this will ever come to fruition. We've been hearing about the Google OS for years now, and they've yet to follow through on it. Phil from wedding toasting flutes

  3. finance_today says:

    Some tech specs came out yesterday saying that Chrome OS will not work on a PC, it will require its own hardware configuration. That means all of the folks with PCs that want to try it will have to purchase new hardware. Also it will be basically a super beefed up browser with some nice add-ons, it is not an OS by Apple/Microsoft standards…Google has also announced that in time the Chrome OS and Android are expected to become one single OS. I do think it will help their stock but probably not so much in the short run but more like Apple, the stock will increase as the product catches on IF it is quality. If they produce garbage like MS than it will be detrimental in both the short and long run. Google is doing a lot outside of the computer tech industry as well. they are involved in geothermal drilling in Australia among other places. As well as some other interesting technologies. Not to mention that in September there are going to be several iPad competitors out there running Android 2.2 and possibly even a 2.3 drop this year. All in all Google is really tearing it up right now. And anything that will speed along the fall of Microsoft is a product I am willing to pay to try.

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