| ||Google ChromeOS is Google's Sneak Attack and Here is Why.|
5 points by VSack 2084 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite |
|If you are anything like me, you've taken a look at the ChromeOS and thought "lolwut" when it comes to the niche its trying to fill. Techies want more out of it, your parents can't use iTunes with it, and Grandma heard old people like the iPad better. ChromeOS seems to be a solution to a problem nobody has.|
Today I booted a VM of ChromeOS and it immediately hit me: Everything the Google Chrome and Chrome OS team have been doing lately points to one thing: a universal architecture.
If you partnered with or packaged a virtual machine seamlessly around Google ChromeOS, you could deliver an Internet experience to the user that protects them from almost any sort of attack. Chrome inherently is already sandboxed, but if you add the stripped down kernel of ChromeOS that is self-healing, you built an almost bulletproof attack surface.
There are still some issues with this idea. But the fact of the matter is that computers have the speed necessary to isolate entire operating systems in a virtual environment with little to no impact on performance for the user.
Was this Google's strategy all along? What do you all think?
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