Summary: Long before the browser Google Chrome was released there were many people that speculated about Google releasing their own operating system. There was even a number of screenshots that claimed to be of this mythical creation. Now it's happened, Google have announced their operating system will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.
Summary: Microsoft is undoubtedly reeling with the announcement of Google Chrome OS, and Apple should be concerned, too. If the Google Chrome OS is as promised, it has the potential to get me, a diehard Apple OSX user, to pick up a netbook That's a slippery slope towards OS agnosticism which causes more problems for Apple than MS since they rely upon the love of their OS for hardware purchases.