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 Thursday, July 09, 2009
Google to launch OS

Google has announced they are currently developing an operating system (OS), called Chrome OS, planned for release in the second half of 2010. Google Chrome OS, designed to be a "fast and lightweight" operating system, will initially be targeted at netbooks.

The operating system is designed "for people who spend most of their time on the web" with a "minimal user-interface" where "most of the user experience takes place on the web". Google Chrome OS will be open source which will allow third party developers to create applications for it: similar to the system behind much of the iPhone's success.

With Microsoft's Windows 7 OS set for release later on this year, whether Google's offering can challenge Microsoft's roughly 90% market share remains to be seen.

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