Now thats a missile directed at Windows 7 and MS, When everyone has been touting android on netbooks or even notebooks, Google surprises everyone with a chrome OS. It will be fast, lighweight, new and based on the linux kernel. This is good. It will be opened up to public similar to Android.
I expect this to be up and running in under 5 seconds. Ubuntu has plans for a 10 second boot. Google chrome Os should be a lean linux kernel, with a new lightweight windowing system and of course chrome running.
This will truly tie all the ends for google. Google OS, Google Browser, Google Apps (like Office) and Google clouds. Why will anyone want MS then?
Microsofts is getting tested for sure.