Google is testing Chrome OS and has announced a pilot programme for the same.
The test notebooks exist only to test the software—they are black, have no branding, no logos, no stickers, nothing. They do have 12.1 inch screens, full-sized keyboards and touch pads, integrated 3G from Verizon, eight hours of battery life and eight days of standby time. Chrome notebooks are designed to reach the web instantly, are easy to share among friends and family, and simply by logging in, all of your apps, bookmarks and other browser settings are there. Setting up a new machine takes less than a minute. And even at this early stage, we feel there is no consumer or business operating system that is more secure.
Google describes Chrome OS as
“Chrome OS is for people who live on the web. It runs web-based applications, not legacy PC software.”
The OS war heats up, especially with the launch of Chrome web store which will provide the much needed support for Chrome OS.