Chromium OS open sourced

Today we are open-sourcing the project as Chromium OS. We are doing this early, a year before Google Chrome OS will be ready for users, because we are eager to engage with partners, the open source community and developers. As with the Google Chrome browser, development will be done in the open from this point on. This means the code is free, accessible to anyone and open for contributions.

First, it’s all about the web. All apps are web apps. The entire experience takes place within the browser and there are no conventional desktop applications. This means users do not have to deal with installing, managing and updating programs.

Official Google Blog: Releasing the Chromium OS open source project

So the browser will be the OS.

Today when more and more of the work we do on the computer is done through the web browser and we store more and more of our data in the cloud the step to a completely web based operating system is not that big.

This might be good. We’ll see in a year.

via Mark Pilgrim