Google Chrome OS - head to head with MS?Clansman (6514) writes "Today, Google announced that they were building a new operating system — Google Chrome OS — which will be based around the Chrome browser.
Google say this is not the same as the Android OS, something that has been discussed previously as an possible route. Instead we are looking at a more traditional linux approach: "The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel."
They talk about how the product will first appear preloaded on various net books next year — so it might appear that Microsoft is the direct challenge, but I wonder whether it is the existing Linux distributions that might be most impacted> On the blog, VP Product Management, Sundar Pichai said "We have a lot of work to do, and we're definitely going to need a lot of help from the open source community to accomplish this vision."
Many questions, I guess, especially around a possible new windowing system