Google has finally released Chromium OS as an open source project. The news about Google’s Chrome OS has been received by people with anticipation which was expected even before its release, but views on the OS are different. Experts think Chrome OS will make Google follow the Microsoft . On the other hand,there are also views about the possibility of survival between Chrome OS & Linux ,as the latter is still popular.
Google Chromium OS – SneakPeak
- Chromium OS will work on the principle that many people who use a computer may not want a OS which takes 45 seconds to load up. Chrome OS will load up in approx 3-4 seconds.
- One thing that stands out with Chrome OS, is it’s laser like focus on the internet. Google being an internet giant has not lost it’s focus with its OS. It keeps the focus as the internet and has built the Operation System around what a internet user will need.
- Chrome OS will not store a lot of data on the computer. This will give it a great advantage when it comes to security. All files and data will be stored online. Even if the computer is hit with a virus when Chrome OS updates the virus will be removed automatically.
- This will also mean that when if Chrome OS crashes, there will be no data loss as all data will be stored online. So if my Chrome OS crashes all I will need is to re-install it and I should be good to go with all my data intact as it would anyways be stored online.
Chrome OS & Windows 7
Many blogs speak about Chrome OS as competition to Windows 7, but Google has kept its focus on internet functionality unlike Microsoft which is multi focused. In any case, Google is not even looking to rival Microsoft’s Windows with Chrome OS. The impact Chrome OS will have on the Operating System market will be seen only after a global launch & after people start using it. So,its hard to predict about the future of Chrome OS at this stage.