Google Chrome OS: A Nice Place to Visit, But?
The world of technology is enhancing day by day. Operating System (OS), being one of the basic platforms for all other technologies, has always been a matter of status and technological advancement. Microsoft Windows, Linux, MAC, Ubuntu are some of them. Google, the technology giant is also releasing its OS next week, with the name Chrome OS, following the legacy name of its highly acclaimed Web Browser.
This can be a turning point in the industry, but the rumor’s say that it will be open to developers, the next week. Public will have to wait for longer. This has raised many questions as the due date of its release is the end of the year. In my opinion, Chrome OS will be more or less like the Linux that just makes a powerless computer system to run the Browser and establish connections with the applications and database. If that is so, then its not at all exciting. The Chrome OS may make a laptop a portable machine that holds all the functionalities. It can make the PC a puffed up workstation where the user has to depend upon the internet for almost every thing he wants to do.
Several questions are arising pertaining to the features of Chrome OS. Some of them can be subdued only when it releases in the end of this year, whether in any form. A few of them are:
- What will be the extent of its functionality? What all can it and can’t it do?
- Will the applications running with the Chrome OS work on Third-party functionality for all hardware application? Or will it just serve as an interface to connect us to the Internet Cloud every time?
- Will these Internet Cloud applications be inspired from elsewhere or will they be written exclusively for Chrome OS?
- Are these cloud applications visible in any standard look and shape in the Chrome OS?
- Is it possible that Chrome OS runs only those applications that have their native site as Google?
- Will the need of hard drive vanish altogether? Will the notebooks enabled with Chrome OS use “only” a silicon chip drive to run?
- As published earlier, what actions will Chrome OS take to free system off any worms, malicious applications and worms? What all update and applications will be required for that?
As Google described earlier, the Chrome OS will be light weight OS and will be connecting the users through a clouded application. They may be thinking that these applications are persistent and no powerful machine is required for letting this application commit. For this very reason, Google first built up a browser, Chrome, that is very light weighted, to run over other applications; and now they are bringing the embedded Chrome OS to run on net books. The OS is expected to have Google’s innovative technology for cloud based programs. It is also expected to incorporate the wide spread Google Gears.
If that is it, Google is expected to be free of virus and run cloud applications-and only gears and browser. If the Google adds a rigid security mechanism, so that the applications and the internet connectivity do not get faulty, then it can be a much superior OS than our ideas. This idea is striking although the net books will have nothing to do but have a very limited application. But, they can work better as they may not be loaded with heavy OS & its applications.
It is quite possible that the Chrome OS be distinctly ahead of what we perceive, right now. It may even change the way people look at Operating Systems. All lies on the popularity and application of the cloud applications and their functionality. The expectations of customers and the interface of Chrome OS are two things that we all have to look into. The fact in which Google has to look into is whether it’s over ambitious project, Chrome OS, will be able to calm down all the speculations it has associated with it. It is an answer that Chrome OS will have to deliver on its own.