The popularity of netbooks is on the rise and notebook sales are flat. I personally do not believe in owning a netbook. I prefer a notebook any time over a netbook, the reason is they are a lot less capable than a regular notebook, the sole advantage is that they are more handy. However the growing popularity of netbooks cannot be denied. Over the last one year netbook sales have jumped by 260 percent.
Towards the end of 2010 Chrome Operating System from Google will make its debut. Chrome OS could make your netbook more powerful than what it is now. Chrome OS is being designed mainly for netbooks, not notebooks. The OS is meant to address the requirements of all your web-based online needs. It is clear that Google wants to bring all major desktop features to the online world. It wants the MS Office Suite or the equivalent of it to be made available to you wherever you are with a wired or a wireless net connection.
Here is what you should know about Chrome OS.
It will be Linux based.
It will run entirely in a Web browser and will be suitable for devices that are always connected to the web.
It will be fast and will boot in seconds.
The Google Chrome browser could be made compatible for the OS. The browser window could have some online applications built into it.
It will target the netbook and mobile devices market.
It will help in storing and sharing your Google Docs, other files, photos, music and will be accessible when you are on the internet.
Though Linux is highly prone to virus attacks, Google will design security features to protect the Operating System from Viruses and Malware.
It will arrive in the market in the last quarter of 2010.
We will have to wait to see how well Chrome OS will be received by the public.