Finally Google revealed its plans to enter the operating system market. The first thing that comes to mind are chairs flying in Microsoft offices 🙂 The other thing comes from this statement:
“All Web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite Web technologies,” the company said.
It means cloud computing, the kind that makes desktop computers a dumb terminal. Since Google OS will target highly portable devices like netbooks, the issues of mobile cloud computing gain importance. I hope you’ll join the birds of a feather session at OSCON I’m coordinating to discuss what the free software movement can bring to mobile cloud computing.