Google Chrome OS
Designed for portability, speed, and security, Google Chrome OS will rely almost entirely on Web apps and cloud-based storage. For an app preview, check out the [[xref:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/|Chrome Web Store|Chrome Web Store]]. Chrome OS won't officially hit the market until mid-2011, but Google is running a pilot program where you can apply to get a [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/213168/google_cr48_first_look_at_the_first_chrome_os_laptop.html|CR-48, the first Chrome OS laptop|CR-48 Chrome OS laptop]]. This 12.1-inch, 3G-equipped notebook comes with a Webcam, a solid-state drive, and a battery life of 8 hours; it's likely to serve as a model for future Chrome OS-based machines.