After the raging success of Google’s Android phone OS (ok, NOT), Google are now leaping into everyday computing OS with their Google Chrome Operating System.
It will be released initially for netbooks, but won’t be open source <gasp>, until later this year <exhale>.
One comment in the above article that worries me is:
“And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.”
I mean, it’s not as if Windows had viruses the first day it was released. All I’ll say is ‘if you build it, they will come’.
It’s nice to have competition in the desktop space, but until there is a narrower Linux distro base, all this variety will help MS dominate. Apple’s Linux disto works well primarily due to aesthetics of their kit and serious branding. It’ll be interesting to see how Google take theirs to market.