Google Chrome OS goes Open Source today /via Susan Beebe's Blog
Here’s the demo of the Google Chrome OS that was shown today during Google’s webcast- Open Source project announcement
My tweets from today’s webcast re Google Chrome OS:
- live meeting / briefing – as of today code will be fully OPEN SOURCE
- launched 14 months ago – Goal modern browser to handle RIA (Rich Internet Applications)
- over 40 million users (currently)
- Browser core focus: Speed, Simplicity and Security.
- over 20 updates (seemless transparent process). Pushing HTML 5
- 3 more items 2009: Chrome for Mac and Linux will be ready; Extensions – making easier to write
- HMTL 5: Games, graphics, video, theads, notifications, real time communications and local storage
- 100s of millions of users are living in the browser / cloud. Trend is clear, everything in future will be in web tier.
- watching cold reboot – only 7 seconds! 3 seconds to log into apps
- will have “Application Tabs” – permanent sticky tabs – always ON mode
- will introduce “Panels” – application feature set – very nice
- “All View Mode” – simple UI – see all open tabs in 1 view
- does not have a proprietary app framework – any web will work in Chrome OS. MS launched “killer” Chrome app LOL
- pimping Droid camera – plugging into Chrome OS machine – detects camera, etc. Hello @ arrington
- Matt Papkipos, Engineering Director – Runs Chrome OS Engineering team. Code open + design documents
- Boot sequence: Firmware / BIOS (Solid State storage) > Standard Kernel > Services > Start Apps > Browser (simplified boot!)
- cryptographic signature keys to ensure chrome loads up securely / device recognition
- cryptographic signature keys guard against Malware on boot – reimages / self-healing OS
- saves cached data – no data loss on failure – wow….nice!
- Security model for the “internet age” – The OS does NOT trust any app; all apps are web apps – better security profile
- “Security Sandboxing” – new technique to secure web apps (Chroot, Namespaces, toolchain, stack protection) FileSys locked
- File System – locked; ReadOnly root partition; user data encryption; user data synced to the cloud – fabulous design
- Data Safety is a core value of Google – THANK YOU … I hate bad guys too
- User data is cached – only as an accelerator function, not stored locally – in cloud; if device stolen, data secure!
- supports only solid state hard drives HDD; limited wifi components; key aspects of OS device design
- you will have to BUY an OS device – at Christmas 2010
- RT @ sarahintampa: Whaaaa? You cannot download and install Chrome on any machine. You will have to buy a new netbook. << Same reaction I had
- calling all Devs – grab a netbook and your screwdriver and you can get a Chrome OS instance running LOL
- YouTube demo video – is this produced by @ CommonCraft? really good
- Application Store? Working hard at helping people ‘discover’ apps.
- Device Goal = “to be a delightful experience for you on the web” [think Netbook, not full blown laptop]
- Yes, everything that works on Chrome will work in the OS, includes codex. Hardware acceleration – working on this
- Demo video from today’s webcast | Susan Beebe’s Blog http://bit.ly/12fQ0N
Also, Google Chrome OS will be fully dependent on an internet connection. So your Chrome OS device (think netbook) will be a useless brick without internet access! No Wi-Fi = no fun!
Be sure to see these blogs that also captured today’s Google Chrome OS webcast. These guys really did a great job of covering today’s Google announcements.
Of course, do read Google’s Official Blog announcement – Releasing the Chromium OS open source project