Last night Google announced that the company is taking a new direction with its Chrome project, and expanding Chrome beyond just being an optimized web browser, and into an entire operating system, Google Chrome Operating System.
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.
Google Chrome OS powered Netbooks on the market next year? I foresee lines of Google lovers camped out outside Bestbuy, Walmart or whichever stores Google plans on using for distribution.