July 8, 2009

Google Announces Its Own Operating System

The blogging world has been abuzz with Google's announcement that it was launching an operating system -- Chrome OS -- to take on Microsoft's market-dominating Windows systems. From the official Google Blog:
"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."

Google will be relying on help from the open-source community to develop this project.

Will it work and erode the Microsoft monolith? Or is just a slap by Google at its main computer competitor?

Here are some opinions from around the web:

All Roads Lead to Chrome OS

Google Plans a PC Operating System

Google's Operating System Escalates Microsoft Duel

Google Chrome: Redefining the Operating System

Five Questions About Google Chrome OS

Why We Need to Chill About ChromeOS

Why Google's Chrome OS Bomb Has Minimal Fallout on Apple

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