Following the release of the Google Chrome web browser nine months ago, Google has announced its latest project: an open source Google Chrome operating system. The Google Chrome OS will be designed for people who spent the majority of their time on the web, focusing on speed, simplicity and security along with an unintrusive GUI (Graphical User Interface). The Chrome OS will be based on a Linux kernel with a new windowing system and aims to have users on the Internet within seconds whilst maintaining security against online threats such as malware. Google Chrome OS will operate on x86 and ARM based CPUs. Google is currently working with numerous OEMs to have Chrome OS based netbooks available for consumers in the second half of next year. The code of Chrome OS will become open source later this year.