Believing that every desktop computer application in use today will be based online someday, Google is developing a new computer operating system that is based on a web browser.
The [Web Link New York Times reports] that computers will be sold next year with the Google Chrome operating system, which is quite different from Microsoft Windows in that it utilizes online programs only. A prototype computer using the operating system reportedly booted up in just seven seconds.
Google seriously believes that every single computer application will be internet based someday, and that the trend is already "very, very clear." Microsoft believes otherwise, though it reportedly plans to develop new "cloud computing" features for its products as well.