Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jul 2009 20:29 UTC
Google We're having a very slow newsday today, since basically everyone and their cow is compulsively pushing out articles on a product that doesn't even exist beyond an announcement Google's Chrome OS, with none of them being particularly interesting. What is interesting is the news that Intel has been aware of Chrome OS for a while now - in fact, Intel is working with Google on this new operating system.
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RE[2]: If Intel knew ..
by Marquis on Fri 10th Jul 2009 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE: If Intel knew .."
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The other thing I keep thinking of is the name, has no one read the Jargon file or is this some kind of inside joke ?

chrome /n./

[from automotive slang via wargaming] Showy features added to attract users but contributing little or nothing to the power of a system. "The 3D icons in Motif are just chrome, but they certainly are pretty chrome!" Distinguished from bells and whistles by the fact that the latter are usually added to gratify developers' own desires for featurefulness. Often used as a term of contempt.

http://www.ccil.org/jargon/jargon_18.html#SEC25

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