Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google OS announced!!!!!!!!

From the OFFICIAL Google blog!! This is NOT a speculation from me or any other day-dreaming blogger!!!
They clearly say that it will be open-source and specifically Linux and that they are already talking to their partners. This is Huge news. A lot of people I know did not intend to use Linux, simply because they are lazy and wouldn't try anything new...But when I ask this simple question: "Would you try Google Linux??", their answer is always "I would try anything that comes from Google". Everyone loves or loves to hate Google, compared to other competing companies that people ...well, just hate most of the time. I can't wait to try the first beta, alpha, whatever version comes out. Can you?

So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

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.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. 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.

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.


Brian o vretanos said...

I hope they succeed with this. I'd certainly be willing to try it if they brought out a desktop version, but anything that gives consumers more choice, and makes more people realise that there's more than just the one OS, has to be a good thing.

rokytnji said...

I use Chromium-Linux Browser in My Ubuntu and AntiX Boxes.Still trying to figure out how to launch it from fluxbox or Icewm menus (I use the file manager to launch it for now). It Was easy to set up a launcher in Gnome.It is a super fast browser(no flash yet for it though). If Google OS runs as fast as this browser and supports most Hardware (though I think older hardware will be left by the wayside)I can only see it as a good thing. Can't wait to play with it.

L4Linux said...

Do you believe that there will be many hardware vendors not to support Google's OS?? They will be singled out immediately by blogs, sites, forums, etc ; "this item sucks, it won't even run properly on Google, what a crappy hardware it must be!!!" And Google can surely get the word out for such matters...

As for older hardware: It is Linux, so it loves old hardware:)

b2bwild said...

I don't think it can make its place on Top 10 Distro list. Google softwares sux.
and their ports using wine, they are not even successful in creating a native Google talk.

Its not possible for google to make completely non profit, open-source free operating system. and I definitely don't want a desktop filled with Google AdSense advertisements

rokytnji said...

One thing I have noticed. I tried Google Chromium Linux Crossover Browser from

It installed ok and ran ok but was slower and not as crisp and the daily nightly builds from

Installing is a bit different between the 2 but I am finding I like the nightly builds better. Still curious to see how Google OS turns out though.

rokytnji said...

Oh, and I figured out how to make a launcher in Antix but not in fluxbox or icewm. I used Rox Desktop to install a icon and set a run action for it so when I use Chromium, I toggle over from Icewm or Fluxbox over to Rox Pinboard and launch it from there.