This is interesting:
In a direct challenge to Microsoft, Google announced late Tuesday that it is developing an operating system for PCs that is tied to its Chrome Web browser.
The software, called the Google Chrome Operating System, is initially intended for use in the tiny, low-cost portable computers known as netbooks, which have been selling quickly even as demand for other PCs has plummeted. Google said it believed the software would also be able to power full-fledged PCs.
The move is likely to sharpen the already intense competition between Google and Microsoft, whose Windows operating system controls the basic functions of the vast majority of personal computers.
“Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS,” said Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management, and Linus Upson, engineering director, in a post on a company blog. “We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the Web in a few seconds.”
I know a lot of you like google Chrome, and I tried it, but just couldn’t get used to it. I have it installed on both computers (as well as Opera, Safari, and IE), but I’m just a Firefox kind of guy. Regardless, I’d be tempted to try out a new OS that doesn’t require me to go back to school for eight years of programming classes to learn (see also, Linux).