I saw an article on Engadget (“Google’s Chrome OS Revealed”) about Google’s new “operating system”.
Google had a low-key event today to preview Chrome OS, its new operating system based on Linux and the Chrome browser. Things are still pretty early — it’s not even in beta yet, let alone on shipping products — but that’s the first official screen shot right there, and the big features are all roughed out. The entire system is web-based and runs in the Chrome browser — right down to USB drive contents, which show up in a browser tab, and the notepad, which actually creates a Google Docs document.
Looks like something that boots a netbook off an SSD (the OS doesn’t support hard drives) and starts a browser, everything else is “in the cloud”? Not very impressive for an OS, if you ask me.
One commenter on Engadget said it right: “Too cloudy”.