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Google Chrome- Cloud Computing Operating Sytem

Google Chrome Cloud Computing operating systemIn the 21st century where everything is automated and customised, we have a new type of computing technology taking a boon i.e. ‘cloud computing’. This is entirely based on the web. So it has become essential for computers to be upgraded to a new level now. Today, when most people spend most of their time on the internet , there is a need to grow in this field. There is so much evolution of web from Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and the upcoming Web 3.0, thus there is a demand for internet oriented operating systems. When Microsoft announced its new venture, “Midori”, which is based on internet and cloud computing platform, so how is Google going to be behind in this air steamed competition of demand and supply of open sourced, internet based operating systems.

Google is not a search engine, it is in fact one of the biggest company till date. With various successes through Google earth, Google navigator, Google chrome a long list to go. Google has always stood undefended by its research and development of their totally outstanding products. So , on July 7th 2009,Google announced its new operating system “Google Chrome OS”. They embarked their beginning to the era of operating systems. “Google Chrome OS” is going to be an open sourced , internet based operating system which will be based on Linux platform. This is mainly targeted for netbooks initially, but will be soon be available for desktops too. The focus of this OS is for people who spend most of their time on the internet. Google OS is a complete package of operating system consisting of web applications, Google navigator, Google wave and gear. The design goal for the Google OS will be to minimise the space and increase the number of applications, which is going to be a big task and challenge for Google. Also, they are working on the split screen feature where you can view various other contents side by side.

Android and Google chrome OS are the two latest ventures of Google. Though these two are completely different from each other and are developed for various purposes , one for mobile and other for netbooks but as said by Google “these might merge in the near future”. This OS will be supported by x86 and ARM hardware. The operating systems were developed when there was no web so now is the time to develop what can cope up with the ever changing requirements of the users. Google says that Google OS is just the extension of Google Chrome where they are working to satisfy their agenda of “speed, simplicity and security”. The designing of the OS is expected to be flawless so that the users may not have to deal with any security hazards or viruses.

So, as we see the competition to innovate an open sourced system is growing each day. But we can trust Google on creating something really unique and dynamic and hope they continue to invent more knowledgeable and innovative products in the near future.

Midori OS – Next generation operating system

windows midoriWe all have operated computers, worked on different operating systems like Windows, Linux, UNIX etc. But the more user friendly and often used is the Microsoft’s Windows. Since , Nov 1985 the time when windows was conceived till today it has just grown learning from all the former OS explicated.

In the recent era, Internet had become substantive than PC, more is the requirement to be updated and interactive with the outside world and get the overview of the recent scenario about the occurrences in the market rather than to make excel sheets on the PC. But till when will the invention of operating systems survive on windows…? Will there be any other platform available..? The answer to all these questions is YES.

On the platform of cloud computing and .NET Microsoft is working on presenting the second era in operating systems by designing a non-window based OS , “MIDORI”.

Microsoft has not openly given any details regarding Midori, but has surely accepted that it exists. Midori is expected to work on the footprints of cloud computing and singularity. A totally new concept ‘Singularity’ is based on high reliability and which will offer a new platform for Midori to boom. Singularity possesses three key components: the kernel, software isolated processes and channels.

The kernel is responsible for managing the memory, internal and external processes, scheduling. The kernel is written only 5% in the assembler or C, C++ and rest in any other language that contains #, like C#. These are then translated to Microsoft independent language (MSIL) which is processor independent instruction set of Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR) which is compiled in Microsoft research Bartok compiler. The languages with only #, are used as they offer more reliability from viruses, buffer overruns, exploitation by worms.

Software Isolated Processes have all the backup data and executing codes in case of any failure like a device driver or system process, this preventing the OS to come down. Two SIP’s cannot access the same object simultaneously and have different run time and different specified applications.

Channels are the way of communication between the SIP’s. These are bidirectional channels used for communication and provide more reliability.

Midori is supposed to work on hardware like ARM, x86 ,x64 . It is an attempt to make an contemporary OS which will configure with any type of hardware and will be available on the internet and work on virtual servers via cloud computing. These concepts will eliminate the dependency on the local hardware and applications for an OS. According to Brain Madden, a technology analyst we don’t need to natively install the OS on the PC. “Why do we need it? We have hypervisors everywhere” he said.

As cloud computing has introduced the service on demand concept, Internet centric OS do make sense. As this may help in over all connectivity of the systems and provide what all applications needed. As to eliminate the problems like application compatibility which are faced by the Vista users can also solved by this new OS by using Virtualization.
As we cannot say the time when MIDORI will be officially announced by Microsoft, but this will surely make an impact similar or more radiant than that when Windows was launched in 1985.