Unless you've been living behind a tree, you'll have heard that Google has presented a first issue of their new operating system called Chrome OS. I was a bit curious to see what it feels like, so I played with it in a VMWare Fusion instance for a few minutes.
- It boots very quickly.
- I didn't find a shutdown or reboot option, but I understand they aren't needed because the OS will eventually reside in flash memory (meaning it cannot break).
- It does Gmail and Web. Period.
- It is going to be excellent on netbooks, and that is where it belongs.