Is This Program Even Possible
I'm saying sorry in advance if this is not the correct place to ask a question but it seemed the most logical to me. I will be the first to admit that I am not a techie in a technical sense (all pun intended) but I do believe my background in philosophy and logic have brought me to thinking about what one of my tech friends has called "a high-level and advance IT question". My good friend also told me nothing is impossible to create in software, you just need to find the right Baby genius to build it So I find myself here. [For clarity reasons I am going to use two program examples that best fit what I am envisioning: They are Google Chrome web browser and Google Chromium OS] Here we go.
It seems to me that Chrome web browser and Chromium OS essentially do the same thing its just one works as a program within an operating system and the other works as a stand alone Operating system in itself. Further more they are two separate programs. My question is is it even possible to create software that works as a program (Chrome web browser) within an operating system (Mac, Windows 7, Linux) but the SAME program can also be used as a stripped down operating system THAT ONLY ACCESSES THE INTERNET (Chromium OS) on that same computer with the Mac, Windows 7 or Linux on it. Essentially its combining a program like Chrome web browser and Chromium OS into one and changes the Hierarchy relationship between the two. That means using the program as a stripped down Operating system that accesses the internet is a secondary function and using it as a program that accesses the internet within a local operating system is the primary function.
Once again I use Chrome Web browser and Chromium OS because they are the best examples of the technology that is already out there. And I cannot stress this enough. The program I am talking about is ONE program, not two. So in theory this program would combine a web browser and an OS but the browser is the main function and the OS option is a secondary function that allows your computer to only access the internet through the program. I believe there are major benefits to a program that could be created like this if it has not been already. This is what I am trying to create or have someone or some people help me create it.
If you do not believe creating this is possible I would sincerely like to know why not and for what reasons. Also if anything is not clear please ask questions as obviously I am not a techie if it has not shown already. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on the idea and or questions. I look forward to dialogue and interaction on this subject. Thank you for reading.