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|07-09-2009, 03:43 AM||#1|
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Google Announces Chrome OS
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It looks like we can finally put another long-run rumor to rest, because Google has made it official that they've been working on their own OS, which currently goes by the name of Chrome OS. Like their browser, Chrome OS is going to be completely open source later this year, allowing developers to edit, tweak, and if you are like me, remove a line from the source code absolutely required for compiling because you don't know what you're doing.
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|07-09-2009, 04:45 PM||#2|
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According to Anandtech, this isn't an OS as much as a basic Terminal. All you get is the Chrome browser, nothing can be run outside of the browser. Hence why this OS only targets netbooks.
Honestly I don't see this catching on, in fact I think some users may dual-boot it on their netbooks but otherwise it'll just be just another OS people don't use... its not even a real OS. It has less functionality than the ExpressGate "OS" built into ASUS and other motherboards that allow 5 second boots to a basic linux screen with web, IM, email, and minimal basic program functionality.
I was extremely amused to read a PC World article where the author was expecting this to dominate and take the world by storm, and so many others along with him. Then there was a second PC World article with 5 reasons why the OS will fail... Unless Anandtech has their information wrong (not likely) then the OS on your smart phone has more power/functionality/utility than what Chrome OS will offer, and this is exactly why I see Chrome OS going exactly nowhere.
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|07-11-2009, 02:42 AM||#3|
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While I don't think this will be HUGE at first, I think it will most definitively make a market finally move away from windows and to something opensource. How many times can we say with certainty that has happened?
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