Google Chrome OS: El sistema operativo de Google

Google acaba de anunciar Google Chrome OS. Denominar sistema operativo a un navegador que ejecute “Aplicaciones Web” es una jalada de pelos, pero bueno, todos tenemos ambiciones.

Según Google, los sistemas operativos actuales fueron diseñados cuando no existía internet y que han sido adaptados a estos tiempos. Por lo tanto, Google Chrome Operating System pretende cambiar este concepto pre-histórico de los sistemas operativos.

Google Chrome OS es una plataforma de código abierto, usa como software base y kernel una versión modificada de Linux. El X Window System, la interfaz grafica está basado en el navegador Google Chrome.

Chrome pretender ser un sistema operativo liviano, rápido, sencillo y seguro. La seguridad es un punto clave en el cual se está trabajando para evitar problemas de virus y malware.

La primera versión Estará disponible para descargar a finales de este año

Google-Chrome-netbook-1.XieEl Sistema Operativo “Google Chrome” está orientado y diseñado inicialmente para las Netbooks con procesadores x86 y ARM. Actualmente se viene trabajando con diversos fabricantes para que venga pre instalado, al estilo de los Windows EOM de Microsoft.

Aplicaciones para usuarios finales
Google Chrome OS está orientado a las personas que pasan la mayor parte de su tiempo en internet haciendo tareas como leer su correo, buscar información, leer noticias, comprar y vender, comunicarse con amigos, intercambiar información e interactuar con las redes sociales.

Las aplicaciones de Chrome OS incluyen todo los servicios de Google, las redes sociales y cualquier aplicación web compatible con los estándares y Chrome OS.

Ecosistema y plataforma de ejecución
Google Chrome OS es una plataforma de ejecución para aplicaciones web. Los desarrolladores pueden construir aplicaciones estándares y estas se ejecutarán en Chrome OS y en cualquier navegador sobre Windows, Mac OS X o Linux

[Introducing the Google Chrome OS] It’s been an exciting nine months since we launched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don’t want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates. And any time our users have a better computing experience, Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet.

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. We’re excited for what’s to come and we hope you are too. Stay tuned for more updates in the fall and have a great summer.

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