Google Chrome OS Netbook Debuts

Google is hosting an event
Dec. 7 where it will likely demonstrate a netbook based on its long-awaited
Chrome operating system. Chrome OS is Google’s
support platform for its increasingly popular Chrome Web browser, which accounts for 9.27 percent of browser use, according to Net Applications.

Google intends the platform to run on netbooks and other machines with
keyboards, booting up in seconds as an alternative to computers based on
Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.

Google late Dec. 3 e-mailed to CIO Insight sister publication eWEEK a media invitation to a Chrome-related event, stating simply: "On Dec. 7, we will host
an event in San Francisco where we plan to share some exciting news about
Chrome."

Google has clearly been
testing Chrome OS netbooks in house, which is what company engineers are expected to
show off at an event in San Francisco Tuesday. Expect a mass consumer launch
of Chrome OS netbooks in 2011.

For more, read the eWeek article Google Chrome OS Netbook Set for Dec. 7 Unveiling.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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