Google is known as the tech giant of the world. It has an email system, chat and voice feature, blogging software and a search engine just to name a few. Now Google is attempting to make a name for itself by introducing to website users an operating system.
The Google Chrome Operating System, as it is called is a Linux based operating system, is the latest on Google’s list. It was initially designed with tiny netbooks in mind. Many small computers are not able to handle the larger operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows Vista or 7. These systems require a lot of memory and RAM that a small netbook does not have the capabilities of providing.
The way that a Google Chrome operating system would work is simple. Instead of offering hundreds of applications that computer users only use on an occasional basis, it would take those applications off the computer and offer them on a need to use basis online. In fact, Google already provides a majority of computer users applications that came with their original operating system. It would only make sense, in an effort to clean up memory with an operating system, to eliminate the stuff computer users would not need or want on their computer.
Some of the suggestions that have been made include replacing word processing and spreadsheet programs with Google Documents or a software program that is lighter on the memory like Zoho. Calendar features could be changed out with Google Calendars that allow computer users to schedule appointments, dates and times. Even the desktop mail feature could be replaced with the online Google mail. Media programs could be replaced with Youtube, Hulu and other media outlets from the Internet. All of these suggestions would eliminate a lot of unwanted programs and free up a lot of space for netbook and older computer users who value every little piece of computer memory that they have.