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Google Unveils Plans for New O/S

Posted by rjbiii on July 8, 2009

The BBC has posted an article announcing that Google will extend its offerings to a new operating system for PC’s:

Google is developing an operating system (OS) for personal computers, in a direct challenge to market leader Microsoft and its Windows system.

Google Chrome OS will be aimed initially at small, low-cost netbooks, but will eventually be used on PCs as well.

Google says that the new o/s will have, as its “key aspects:” speed, simplicity, and security. One industry expert comments on the import of this development:

“Google is coming at this fresh and, because it is based on a set of services that reside on the web, it is the first really post-web operating system, designed from the ground up, and reconceived for a web world,” Mr Enderle told the BBC.

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