Yesterday, Google provided the public with its new big product – Google Chrome OS. While the Chrome OS won’t actually launch for another year, and even the beta is a ways off, it’s the first look that a hungry public has gotten at the upcoming OS. Unlike the traditional Microsoft and Apple operating systems that have dominated our computer screens for decades, Chrome is set-up in browser fashion and runs only Web applications with no downloading or updating necessary for the user.
All those programs that you’re used to running from your hard drive will now exist online. As such, the OS is extremely fast, booting within seconds. It maintains the image of a browser, with a series of tabs at the top. On the downside, Chrome will require completely new, Google-approved hardware and will intitially be designed solely for netbooks. The new OS also won’t support hard drives and will only work with solid state drives. You can check Gizmodo for the details. [via Gizmodo]