Google Introduces New Operating System
All of the speculation appears to be coming to fruition. Google is releasing an OS. Google Chrome OS is based on the Linux kernel, but abandons Gnome and KDE in favor of an all new windowing system. The open source OS, much like Google’s Chrome Browser, is focused on speed, simplicity and security.
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.