As sessing that most of today's activity on a computer is carried out online, Google seeks to extend this model to its logical end by two primary means:
In the Cloud, with Google Apps, a continuously improved SaaS offering, detailed in Part 2 of the book.
On the user desktop, with just what is needed (and nothing more) to take advantage of these services in an optimal way. This minimalist approach, driven by performance and sobriety (which have been Google's signature from the beginning) has given rise to two products: Chrome, a next-generation web browser both performant and elegant, and Chrome OS, a lightweight and minimalist operating system capable of quickly launching the browser. That's it! Done.
To remove any ...