While the world has been focused on the when, how and where of Android appearing on netbooks, Google has been quietly creating yet another operating system, this one based on Chrome and unrelated to Android. Google is going after Microsoft at the jugular vein, yesterday targeting Office applications and e-mail and today the very platform on which PCs have always run.
The OS, which will carry the same "Chrome" name as the company's browser, is expected to begin appearing on netbook computers in the second half of 2010, Google said in a blog post. The company is already in talks with multiple PC manufacturers it said. Stay tuned. Network World will have more details as we uncover them including: a look at Google's security/privacy track record, enterprise reaction and competitors' reaction.
For now, read more about it in these stories:
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