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Google plans a PC operating system | NY Times

This breaking news from NY Times just a few minutes ago.  Long rumoured but if this is true then its welcomed by this linux user.

It does not show on techmeme or any tech blogs yet. Things could be getting interesting.

Google Plans to Introduce a PC Operating System

In a direct challenge to Microsoft, Google is expected to
announce on Wednesday that it is developing an operating
system for a personal computer based on its Chrome browser,
according to two people briefed on Google’s plans.

The move would sharpen the already intense competition
between Google and Microsoft, whose Windows operating system
controls the basic functions of the vast majority of personal
computers.

Update:  more here from siliconvalley.com

And the official word here from Google.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. 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.

Written by Colin Henderson

July 7, 2009 at 23:50

Posted in microsoft

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