From: Roderick Aldridge [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 9 July 2009 9:26 a.m.
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: Google announces Chrome operating system
Speculation that Google is developing a web-focused operating system is
confirmed by the announcement.
"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.
The software architecture is simple - Google Chrome running within a new
windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers,
the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically
work and new applications can be written using your favorite web
technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google
Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux
thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform."
Big long-term implications for FOSS, Microsoft and many others.
We live in interesting times.