Google has revealed more information about its Chrome operating system project slated for release roughly a year from now.
The Chrome OS project was announced this summer as primarily targeting the netbook market. Google has said that the operating system will be open source, and will exclusively use web-based applications.
The search firm hopes that Chrome OS will woo users with its open-source approach, and with inherent speed and security advantages.
Google claimed that the reliance on web-based tools means that memory errors and crashes will be isolated in a 'sandbox' and unable to allow larger exploits. Additionally, the OS will be able to diagnose and repair itself in the event of an attack, the firm said.
"Unlike traditional operating systems, Chrome OS doesn't trust the applications you run," wrote engineering director Matt Papakipos and group product manager Caesar Sengupta in a blog post. "Furthermore, Chrome OS barely trusts itself."
Additionally, Google is looking to tailor Chrome OS for speed. The company plans to cut load times by stripping down start-up processes and creating a reference for hardware recommendations to achieve faster performance.
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