Some might argue that Chromebooks running Google’s Chrome OS was literally a DOA (Dead On Arrival) project. The unusual operating system is a webapp-centric chopped-down Linux with a Chrome browser front-end & nothing else; apart from few Chrome browser based apps we already have on store. Surprisingly, this time the company has decided to build & present the whole operating system experience into Windows 8 running as a standalone app. The overall plan makes sense now as introduction of Chromebooks back in June 2011 was too little too soon.
These screenshots of early builds reveal the design and user interface which is very much identical to Chromebooks. A fixed tab at bottom left pops an app launcher window0 basically links to web apps you download from Chrome app store. It’s way too early to label this move by Google as a winner or loser as the goal behind this project is still undisclosed.