In a nutshell the Google Chrome browser is the Google Chrome OS. It is aimed toward a netbook. There will be no disk drive only a RAM or solid state memory. Googles plan is to have the OS ready for Christmas next year.
So the good news is Google OS will load in 7 sec. The bad news all your data will be in the cloud. But is that good or bad news. If your data is out in the cloud you can access a document from your notebook or your home machine or your office machine. So that is good, right.
Google Chrome OS introduces a secure platform that stores your user settings in the cloud. If you loose your netbook , just get a new one and log-in to the cloud and you setting will all be there with your files.
Everything you do in Chrome OS will be in the browser. So all your applications will be web based. Google claims that this is to make computers more accessibly, less costly to install and maintain.
The example Google gave was you can buy several netbooks for $300 each. Load Google’s Chrome OS and get an adorable house wide solution. And since Google’s Chrome OS is auto undated you do not have software updates to buy and install on all your home PC. For me that would have saved the purchase of the new windows 7 Family Pack and several hours of installation time and i still have bugs to solve to get everything working.
Looks like something I will be install at home as most of the laptops we use, around the house, are for web browsing and e-mail. So a new netbook with Google’s Chrome OS will be a lot cheaper.