Google Chrome OS Released
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The very first release of Chrome OS, source code only. It is not designed to be installed on existing netbooks but rather to be integrated tightly with the hardware, an SSD will be mandatory.
The Chrome OS effectively turns a netbook into a thin client. All applications will be web apps, all data will be stored in the cloud and the operating system will be booted from Flash - no hard disks will be supported.
"We want Chrome OS to be blazingly fast," said Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at Google. "We want it to be like a TV - turn it on and you're in your web application."
Google demonstrated the OS booting on an Eee PC in around seven seconds. "We're working very, very, very hard to make this time shorter," Pichai said.
We want it to be like a TV - turn it on and you're in your web application
"Every application is a web app - there are no conventional desktop programs," Pichai added. "It's very simple to use, there's nothing to maintain. It should just work."