Google OS: Weak Little Operating System or Microsoft Threat?

google_chrome_logoEverybody has already covered this, but I’m all for news that is bound to make Microsoft crazy – Google has announced a new operating system named ‘Chrome‘ which will be launching late next year. Here’s the announcement over at Google Blog:

Introducing the Google Chrome OS

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.

Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve…Continue reading at Google Blog

Already, people are dismissing the announcement with cranky posts. I certainly hope it’s a Microsoft threat, and I think it’s a mistake to brush off the news. Oh, how quickly people forget about Microsoft’s repeated mistakes.

The only thing I really don’t like about it is how it might cut into Apple’s continually increasing market share. But that’s only because I’m an Apple freak.

But do you really think it will?

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