Google launches Chrome OS – challenges Microsoft : This was really inevitable – a collision 10 years in the making.
Google Inc. is planning to hit Microsoft Corp. where it hurts by challenging the software giant’s dominance in the world of computer operating systems.
The search firm said late Tuesday that it will begin offering its own operating system, called Chrome, in the second half of 2010.
There’s a much larger post here about how the OS is getting commoditized – how the real innovation now is in cross-platform software like Web apps and Adobe Air apps, etc. But, I’m on vacation, so I’ll hit that up another time.