Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Fri 17th Jul 2009 18:33 UTC
Google The news has been abuzz about Google's upcoming OS. Many people have been arguing reasons for and against the system, its viability in such a market, and, if the OS is successful, even the morality of the company who may be trusted with even more private information than it already has. Well, here's another reason for Chrome OS: it could bring more jobs in the area of Linux IT.
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speculation
by po134 on Fri 17th Jul 2009 18:59 UTC
po134
Member since:
2009-05-15

so much speculation on so little information. From what we know I think this is way too early to talk about IT job: we don't know what's the target market.

Competition is always a good thing though and I'd like to see more opening in IT ;)

Edited 2009-07-17 19:00 UTC

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RE: speculation
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 17th Jul 2009 19:02 UTC in reply to "speculation"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed. Chrome OS is currently nothing more than an announcement.

By this rate, Chrome OS will invent the warpdrive by next Tuesday.

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RE[2]: speculation
by umccullough on Fri 17th Jul 2009 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE: speculation"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Agreed. Chrome OS is currently nothing more than an announcement.

By this rate, Chrome OS will invent the warpdrive by next Tuesday.


Wait... you mean I shouldn't have just setup an entire LLC and website devoted to doing nothing more than consulting for ChromeOS-based IT contracts?

;)

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RE[2]: speculation
by jack_perry on Fri 17th Jul 2009 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE: speculation"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

Chrome OS already invented the warp drive in the future and went back in time so that Gene Roddenberry could put it on Star Trek.

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RE[3]: speculation
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 17th Jul 2009 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: speculation"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Chrome OS will be the cat's pajamas - in fact, it will be the very apex of feline sleepwear.

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Did OS X make more Unix Developers?
by theTSF on Fri 17th Jul 2009 21:50 UTC
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2005-09-27

I havn't seen an influx of Unix Developers when OS X was released. Just a bunch of Mac Developers... I expect the same with Chrome. They won't be Linux Developers but Chrome Developers. And that is if chrome is successful and not just an other Linux Distribution. IF Crome OS is just an other Linux Distribution it may end up just like Corel did a decade ago.

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v No thanks.
by Phloptical on Fri 17th Jul 2009 21:50 UTC
RE: No thanks.
by No it isnt on Fri 17th Jul 2009 23:07 UTC in reply to "No thanks."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

OK, that settles it then, as the world revolves around you.

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RE: No thanks.
by kaiwai on Sat 18th Jul 2009 01:59 UTC in reply to "No thanks."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't want to learn linux admin. Don't care to learn it. Have tried it...hate command-line. Want to spend time outside of work doing things other than becoming super-uber linux geek with alphabet soup after my name.


No one is forcing you to use the command line, no one is forcing you to become a Linux admin; do us all a favour and run the post and ask, "does this make me look like a dumb ass" before subjecting the net to your random brain farts.

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RE[2]: No thanks.
by leech on Sun 19th Jul 2009 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE: No thanks."
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Unfortunately I don't have the expertise to do this... but wouldn't it be great to have a plugin for comment systems that would read your text and judge whether it makes you look like a complete moron, and then warns you before you hit "submit" Of course that could be great for some laughs if there were some bugs in it that added things to a Comment to make someone look MORE like a moron, instead of less ;)

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RE: No thanks.
by DrillSgt on Sun 19th Jul 2009 22:11 UTC in reply to "No thanks."
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Don't want to learn linux admin. Don't care to learn it. Have tried it...hate command-line. Want to spend time outside of work doing things other than becoming super-uber linux geek with alphabet soup after my name.


Apparently you don't want to be a Windows admin either. Some of the more powerful tools for Windows are run from the command line.

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chances
by h3risson on Fri 17th Jul 2009 22:14 UTC
h3risson
Member since:
2009-07-17

Google just *might* add a couple of things to Linux distributions that are apparently amiss (even in Ubuntu), such as compatibility with a truly *HUGE* range of hardware configurations; a database of device drivers on par with XP available on the level when it "just works" from the get-go.

Google might use its name to get more people on the Linux side; those who are not exactly command-line enthusiasts and makefile warriors. If Google succeeds in creating a true 'buzz' around Chrome OS, that will mean a lot, because so many people are just after the 'cool' stuff - and those people can (and will) contribute too.

There is a chance it will happen as well as it might just not. Kudos to google for taking that chance.

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RE: chances
by bnolsen on Sat 18th Jul 2009 04:47 UTC in reply to "chances"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

It's probably not in google's interest to support all imaginable hardware configurations. Hardware is becoming more and more commoditized anyways.

If anything google might have enough clout to be able to define some hardware certification standards for Chrome OS. And hopefully hardware vendors will start to take linux drivers more seriously for peripherals.

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os on web
by 000000 on Sat 18th Jul 2009 06:47 UTC
000000
Member since:
2008-05-03

google already said they going to launch os on web. but they never thought what about people who dont have internet in some countries and even if they have internet how about the speed will they able to open pages...

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