Last night Google announced that it would soon be open-sourcing a new operating system, Google Chrome OS, to be run on netbooks for an ultimate 2010 release to consumers. Google says, "It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be," but as TechCrunch puts it: "Let’s be clear on what this really is. This is Google dropping the mother of bombs on its chief rival, Microsoft. It even says as much in the first paragraph of its [blog] post, 'However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web.'"

Ohhh shit, ladies! One major search engine/software giant getting all back-handed and bitchy to another major software giant. Being not entirely OS-savvy ourselves, we don't completely know what's in store for us with this. But we love a good geek war of words!