With the release date of Windows coming closer, Google has yet come up with another challenge to Microsoft by introducing its own Operating System – Chrome OS, on its blog here.
"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."
Chrome OS will run in both x86 and ARM processors. It is a new OS and should not be in conflicted with Android. It is aimed at web users.
Is this a reply to Microsoft's Gazelle project? Gazelle is an Internet Explorer alternative which relies on the browser kernel of 5,000 lines of C# code.
Source : http://friendfeed.com/scobleizer/3a1eac42/why-did-google-announce-chrome-os-this-week-well
Microsoft will RTM Windows 7 on July 13th Monday.
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