Five Questions About Google Chrome OS

Google announced it will release a new operating system, the long-fabled Google OS, late Tuesday night. While details are currently limited to a short post on the Google Blog, the idea outlined is an operating system built on top of Linux and running primarily a web browser for access to online apps like Gmail, Google Docs and the rest of the Google suite.

Google says it's working with netbook manufacturers to get Google Chrome OS-powered netbooks to the market in 2010, and it's not hard to see how netbooks could benefit from the new, lightweight OS and its cloud-based apps.

But at the same time, Google's announcement reads like classic vaporware, raising far more questions than it answers.

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