In 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.