August 24, 2010

Google Launching Chrome

Google Inc.
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On July 7,
2009, Google announced via a blog post that it was developing Google Chrome OS,
which would be "targeted at Netbooks." Google finally announced the launch of
Chrome OS for low cost computers - Netbooks. As per the stats reported by

Google Blog
currently 30 million users chrome browser worldwide. The chrome
OS will be an extension to that.
Google said
that the current Operating Systems in use were built in the days when internet
was not there.
Chrome OS
will be far more superior, lightweight and extendable as it would be solely
based on linux (open source) and developers can develop a lot. The OS would hit
the market by the second half of 2010.
Currently
Microsoft offers a low cost OS solution for Netwbooks platform. As per the stats
the Microsoft XP platform in use in more than 90% computers worldwide and this
launch will definitely hit the Microsoft market.
Design
principles-
Google states that Chrome is
being designed in a minimalist way, much like its Chrome web browser. In this
way, the company hopes to move much of the user interface from the desktop
environment to the World Wide Web. Cloud computing will be a large part of its
design. It has stated that, for developers, "the web is the platform". Google
has stated that the Chrome OS is separate from its Google Android operating
system, which was designed primarily for use on smartphones. The Chrome OS is
being targeted at users who spend most of their time on the Internet, and is
designed to run on computers ranging from netbooks to desktop computers.
Clouds-
Cloud is a "browser based Operating system" created by 'Good OS LLC', a Los
Angeles-based corporation. The company initially launched a Linux distribution
called gOS which is heavily based on Ubuntu, now in its third incarnation.
Cloud is a
combination of a simplified operating system that runs just a web browser,
providing access to a variety of web-based applications that allow the user to
perform many simple tasks without booting a full-scale operating system. Because
of its simplicity, Cloud can boot in just a few seconds. The operating system is
designed for Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices, and PCs that are mainly used to
browse the Internet. From Cloud the user can quickly boot into the main OS,
because Cloud continues booting the main OS in the background.
Combining a
browser with a basic operating system also allows the use of cloud computing, in
which applications and data "live and run" on the Internet instead of on the
hard drive.
Cloud can
be installed and used together with other operating systems, or can act as a
standalone operating system. When used as a standalone operating system,
hardware requirements are relatively low.
At the
moment Cloud is only officially available built into the GIGABYTE M912 Touch
Screen Netbook, but a Private Beta test is currently (early February, 2009)
running.
Netbooks-
(wikipedia)- A netbook is a laptop computer designed for wireless
communication and access to the Internet. Primarily designed for web browsing
and e-mailing, netbooks rely heavily on the Internet for remote access to
web-based applications and are targeted increasingly at cloud computing users
who require a less powerful client computer. Netbooks typically run either
Windows XP or Linux operating systems rather than more resource-intensive
operating systems like Windows Vista. However Windows 7 has seen some features
that have been shown to run well on the newer generation of netbooks being
released currently. The devices range in size from below 5 inches to over 13,
typically weigh 2 to 3 pounds (~1 kg) and are often significantly cheaper than
general purpose laptops at US$ 400, with some even in the US$ 50–100 range.
The word
netbook is a portmanteau of the words Internet and notebook.
Facts


  • As per
    Google this new OS will be available free of cost and based on open source
    technology.



  • Currently
    Google is working with a number of companies to support this new release-
    Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas
    Instruments, and Toshiba.

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