Google has recently announced to release it’s own OS on their official blog. They said their basic focus will be on speed, simplicity and security. They intend to create an open-source light-weight operating system which targets the fun loving people who love to surf the web all day long. About the architecture and design Google says
Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.
With the growing market for net-books which are too less robust to run Windows Vista, Chrome OS is definitely going to be one cool platform.
I was never excited by the news of Windows 7 coming but I will be the first one to download the leaked torrent for the Chrome OS :D