Speaking at Asia’s biggest information technology trade show – CompuTex Taipei, Google vice president of product management, Sundar Pichai, has said that the technology giant plans to release the Chrome operating system in the autumn or fall of this year. When released, Chrome OS, is expected to be free and compete with the most popular operating system in the world i.e. Microsoft Windows OS.
This news comes a day after a report that Google Inc. will stop using Windows internally because of concerns over its security vulnerabilities. Microsoft obviously were not happy about the report and insist that they do a better job of making their products more secured than any other organisation. While no operating system is 100% secure, there is no doubt that Microsoft’s Windows OS and Internet Explorer browser, gets more than their fair share of security attacks in past releases.
According to Reuters the Chrome OS, an open source operating system based on the Chrome browser, will be designed to initially work on laptop computers and made to work exclusively with Web applications. Consequently, users will need to have an Internet connection in order to use the operating system.
Do you expect Google to successfully challenge Microsoft Windows in the operating system’s market?