As you all might know, Google has recently released Chrome, it’s brand-new perspective on internet browsing. A blog on PCWorld by Steve Bass talks about Chrome’s credibility as a browser. Sure it’s a great browser, but the capabilities of this powerful app has Microsoft worried. Now, an operating system online? A couple of years ago this may have seem far-fetched at best. But now, a new system called cloud computing, where data and applications reside on servers rather than home computers is gaining interest. You may be thinking about connections, and security, and cost well Chrome already has the capability of working offline, even on browser based applications. In a recent blog entry Google might as well have announced Chrome as a footstep towards an Internet Operating System
“We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that’s what we set out to build.”[Emphasis taken from Site]
So, can the Internet really be the next OS? Even moreso, can it be the next OS of choice? Only time will tell. Chrome is still quite early in it’s birth and it’s full capabilities are still only being fiddled with. If you are interested in more about cloud computing, Google Chrome and other subjects touched on this article, please check out the links below.
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