Paris — Good OS has announced “Cloud,” a new operating system that boots into a browser with Google, Yahoo! and Live in seconds, and optionally boots into Windows, said the company.
Cloud integrates a Web browser with a compressed Linux operating system kernel for immediate access to the Internet, integration of browser and client applications, and full control of the computer from inside the browser.
The company said Cloud has a browser with an icon dock for shortcuts to favorite applications; tabs for multitasking between Web and rich client apps; and icons to switch to Windows, power off and perform other necessary system functions. Basically, users can power on their computers and use Cloud immediately for Internet and other basic applications, and they can then either power off or boot into Windows for more powerful desktop applications.
Good OS will preview Cloud at the Netbook World Summit and online at www.thinkgos.com.
Cloud and Windows XP are set to come preloaded on Gigabyte touch-screen netbooks early next year, said Good OS.
“With Cloud, Gigabyte netbooks will power on to the Internet in seconds, while still supporting killer applications together with Windows XP,” said a Good OS spokesperson.
More details about both the Cloud OS and the Gigabyte touchscreen will be available at International CES next month.