Google Chrome OS is a lightweight open source linux-based operating system developing by Google based on Google’s Chrome web browser.
The following video tells you “What is Google Chrome OS?” in plain english.
What do you need to know about Google Chrome OS
The Google Chrome OS IS the web browser. It has super fast start-up speed. All applications are web applications, no installation.
The OS has high security to prevent malware and virus. If anything goes wrong, it will reboot and fix itself.
Chrome OS only works with solid-state hard drives and meant for netbooks. It will not install on your notebook.
Google Chrome OS screenshots
To satisfy your curiosity, here are some screenshots of Google Chrome OS (by Engadget)
Google Chrome OS application menu
Google Chrome OS file browser
Google Chrome OS app preview like Windows 7
My two cents
Based on the current available information, a netbook with Google Chrome OS is an Internet tablet with fast start-up time and high security.
It is ideal for you who need fast access to Internet or those switch on computer mainly for online activities.
Quote from a YouTube video comment by xDubaRx:
“Its an OS exclusive for Internet addicted people. It will work really great for that kind of people. Useless for developers, designers and/or gamers.”
Over to You
What do you think about the Google Chrome OS? Will you install it? Will you buy a netbook with Chrome OS pre-installed? What features you wish to have in the OS?