Editor's Update: Google Chrome the browser will capture all of your searches and clicks, and use that info for marketing and government purposes. Chrome the OS is bloated and lacks the streamlined options found in vanilla Linux distros. For a better experience, simply install Ubuntu or CentOS on a netbook.
Marking the beginning of a new utilitarian venture, Google announced that the Chrome OS will feature effective security architecture. According to Google's official announcement, they will be going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates.
This is good news for users who like security in computing. Education is the key however, as many people today choose to use the worlds widest spread, and least secure operating system for desktops. Having another secure choice out there can herd non-engineer citizens away from the less solid products that commercial software companies sell.
Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. It was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to net books. The os is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small net books to full-size desktop systems.
The new OS will focus entirely on the web: "The software architecture is simple, Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform." What that means is this. The browser is the platform. The browser is the UI.
Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.