Never been very good at being right on top of breaking tech news, but the other night I happened to be on Twitter when rumors of Google’s new Chrome OS came out on Ars Technica less than half an hour before Google dropped the official announcement. (Thanks to ReneePie for the screenshot to the right.)
Much has been written but not much is known yet about what Google Chrome OS will bring–except some stiff competition in the operating system arena. There will be much to say about all this, especially on my upcoming podcast on Google and cloud computing (starting on August 1st at TWiT.tv). Until then, my cronies at Lifehacker did a nice roundup of features we’d love to see when Chrome OS gets released next year.
Your going to have a podcast on Twit.tv ?
I first found out about this after seeing your pretty hilarious tweet. Now I might actually be sold on getting a netbook in the near future to be my MacBook’s sidekick.
They’re hardly your cronies anymore. You quit. You’re with the Gina Trapani Paper Company now, not Dunder Mifflin.
You get to hang with Leo? I’m so jealous. That screen is priceless.
Seems a good news, because of a new Google release, a free OS and innvation for all.
To me, at first feel, seems we are moving a step back, with all the effort done since 80â€™s to have few well diffused OS and not having many councurrent challengers.
Werenâ€™t Microsoft, Linux and MacOS enough?
The market is big, is growing and is attractive. Unfortunately thereâ€™s no place for all.
Well, I first got to know from you about Chrome Os. Thanks abt that… I dont know if this is appropraite section… I didnt find any… :D.. I am posting it here… i have HUGGGGGGGGGGE REQUEST … Can you please create a Smarterware widget for my iGoogle Page… I know there is 1 one fore Lifehacker…
@chandi: Just add this feed link to your iGoogle page. Thanks for asking!
Thanks a lot for the link!!
haha I had a feeling that you would be excited about this when I asked you on Friday. Little did I know just how much!
The timing on that tweet is priceless!
Competition is ~always~ a good thing. Ergo: ChromeOS will be good even for Microsoft.
But a “Windows Killer” ? (As much of the tech media has portrayed it.) Nah !
Scott Fulton over at BetaNews has good article on this…
Even on only netbooks, and even by Google, I don’t see ANOTHER flavor of Linux being a game changer.
This is sort of an old post, but I just wanted to say that I’m really glad to hear about your cloud computing podcast starting soon. I am a big fan of you, Leo, and cloud computing, so I’m certain your podcast will quickly make its way to the top of my must-listen list.