Posted by Andrew.
Google has officially announced that they need developers, partners and the open source community to get this operating system ready for use by next year. Yesterday Google released Chromium OS open source project. The code of Chromium OS is free, accessible to anyone and open for contributions. The Chromium OS project includes Google code base, user interface experiments and some initial designs for ongoing development.
Here is what Google says:
First, it's all about the web. All apps are web apps. The entire experience takes place within the browser and there are no conventional desktop applications. This means users do not have to deal with installing, managing and updating programs.
Second, because all apps live within the browser, there are significant benefits to security. Unlike traditional operating systems, Chrome OS doesn't trust the applications you run. Each app is contained within a security sandbox making it harder for malware and viruses to infect your computer.
Chrome OS is basically built around a web browser just like Google Chrome. It means if you see Chrome OS, you would see everything inside Google Chrome Browser. You can check out more from the below video.
So what do we really have? Sounds like some kind of a modified browser that will run web application.
What do you think?
Comments welcome. :-)