Friday, April 30, 2010

Will Chromium OS improve carbon emissions?

With Google’s Chromium operating system, it is a goal to not have to wait so long to have a usable machine once you power it on. In fact the goal is seven seconds from the time you push the “on” button, to being able to access the internet (which is where Google wishes all your apps to live).

Hmmm. Seven seconds to being in a usable state. Can I have all my apps and windows where I left them too? Can I run all my developer tools yet? Ok, this is going to take some time to get there. But when we do, I might actually start turning off my computer(s) and emitting less carbon.

Setting this kind of standard, making the PC more of an “appliance” in a sense, could have a small impact on carbon emissions in the world. Cool.