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

- The source code for @ Google’s Chromium OS is live: http://src.chromium.org “full release not expected for year” ~  @dannysullivan

- 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!)

- RT @ jeroendemiranda: @ susanbeebe great comment stream of yours, thanks! << Thanks!! :) Great stuff Google Chrome OS Team is demo’ing today!

- 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

- RT @ atul: Official Google Blog: Releasing the Chromium OS open source project tip  @techmeme http://tr.im/Fjhm

- 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

- RT @ Scobleizer @ gruber the questions at the Chrome OS are lame. Agreed

- RT @ mattcutts: I’m still live-blogging the #ChromeOS open-source launch on my blog: http://bit.ly/1obfC2 << COOL

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.

1. Matt Cutt’s blog post here
2. Danny Sullivan here
3. TechCrunch here
4. ReadWriteWeb here
5. Engadget here
6. Techmeme coverage here

Of course, do read Google’s Official Blog announcement – Releasing the Chromium OS open source project