Great public interest generated since Google announced Google Chrome OS in July 2009. Here is Google's logic about why we need Chrome OS:
"computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don't want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates." So Google "attempt to re-think what operating systems should be".
Here are some key pieces of information on Chrome OS:
"Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS".
Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks.
"Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010,"
Since it targets netbooks, not desktops or laptops, should Microsoft worry? Obvious yes, see how Bill Gates says about Chrome OS
You can read more about Chrome OS from10 things about Chrome OS