Google Enters the OS Arena

Jul 10, 2009

Google announced its Google Chrome Operating System, an open source OS targeted at netbooks. The system is designed to be fast, simple, and secure, with a minimal user interface and a redesigned security architecture that takes care of viruses, malware, and security updates without user input. The OS will run on x86 and ARM chips, and all Web-based applications will automatically work while new ones can be written using existing Web technologies. The OS code will be open-sourced later this year, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available in the second half of 2009.