Wow. So you know all those whispers about a Google desktop operating system that never seem to go away? You thought they might with the launch of Android, Google’s mobile OS. But they persisted. And for good reason, because it’s real.
In the second half of 2010, Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS, an operating system designed from the ground up to run the Chrome web browser on netbooks. “It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be,” Google writes tonight on its blog.
Does it have something to do with the cloud ?
Well Chrome OS on a laptop is useless on its own, but once connected to the Net you have the Google Apps, Chrome plus Gears plus Google Wave plus HTML 5 and web platforms like Flash and Silverlight, all running in the Internet ‘cloud’, there we are!
The full article at Techcrunch.com