Google has just announced Google Chrome OS on its official blog. It promises to be simple, fast and secure like all the other Google products like search, mail and Gtalk.
Chrome OS will actually be Chrome browser running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. Also since this will be an Open-Source OS, anybody will be able to download and play with the sourcecode of the OS.
Initially Google OS will only be available for netbooks but I guess later it will be made available for PCs as well. Netbooks running Google OS are expected to hit the market in second half of 2010.
Google also promises that its OS will boot faster, will be free from viruses, won’t require you to spend time configuring hardwares or downloading updates. Your data will always be backed up automatically so you don’t loose your data ever.
All the web-based applications will automatically work on Google OS, so you just need to write a web application in your favourite web-technology and it will run on Google OS.
Clarification: Image used in this post is not official release from Google, its sourced from maximumpc.com.