In less than an hour Google will unveil details on its Chrome OS operating system in a live webcast.
Google says this will not be a big consumer launch but it will be making available the first batch of open source code for enterprise users to try out.
Chrome OS is Google's attempt to build a web operating system that works the way users work on the internet. Google has been building a portfolio of applications available as cloud services. It offers browser-based access to these applications and its own Chrome browser which it claims has been optimised to run Google Apps. Chrome OS is the next stage, a fully fledged open source operating system, which is likely to run equally well on low powered hardware like netbooks, as standard desktop PCs and laptops.
Google will need to demonstrate both to corporate users and home users that the new operating system will offer as rich a user experience as Mac OS or Windows. Chrome OS will also need to link seamlessly between the online and offline world so that users can operate applications when they do not have a connection.
It's nearly time so say tuned...