To much fanfare, Google announced their Chrome OS earlier this week.
Google’s philosophy of a computer that “just works” sounds very similar to Apple, but their approaches are radically different. I’m very curious (and interested) in testing one of these devices hands-on.
Thus far, the CR-48 laptop, on which Chrome was introduced on, will not be available for sale – Chrome OS machines will arrive in Spring 2011 – but you can check out the Chrome app store with the latest Chrome browser update.
Thus far, I’ve installed one app: Tweetdeck. The web version of Tweetdeck, in my subjective testing, seems to be much faster and more stable overall when compared to its Adobe AIR implementation.
As it’s a new OS, I expect to see Chrome mature. What does Chrome OS’s future hold? It’s too early to say now, but I suspect that low end Windows netbooks may have a wave of competition soon.
What do you think about Google’s new OS? How will this affect Linux users, in particular? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Update: now with caption tweakage on panel 3.