Google to compete with Microsoft with new OS

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Google is developing an operating system based on its internet browser, Chrome, which will available to consumers in the second half of 2010.

In a post to its official blog late Tuesday, Google announced a new project called the Chrome OS which will initially be targeted at netbooks. Promising the new operating system will be open source, lightweight and speedy, the company also pledges that it will “start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds.”

Chrome OS will be for people who spend most of their time on the internet and that it will be designed to eventually power full-size desktop systems, Google said.