Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:01 UTC
Google TechCrunch's Michael Arrington is claiming Google's Chrome OS will debut next week - but his story does have an odd ring to it. He goes on and on about how driver support will be shoddy, but that makes no sense - isn't Chome OS supposed to be built on Linux? The only way I can see initial driver support to be shoddy is when Chrome OS has its own, custom graphical layer, instead of using X. However, were that to be the case, I'm sure Google would at least support some NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel chipsets. In any case, it's a rumour - do with it as you please.
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RE[3]: Android
by OSGuy on Sat 14th Nov 2009 05:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Android"
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not being able to use any native linux apps would be a bold move by google, and I'm not sure it would pay off

And exactly why would you want to run native linux apps? If you want to run native linux apps then get a proper linux. I've commented in the past, someone needs to take this bloated piece of *cr* cough cough "code" and do radical changes. The changes would be so big, one can't even tell it is even remotely close to Linux. Get rid of X.ORG and even the file system structure and do something about it - aka SkyOS.

*Only* then will Linux see the light on the desktop. Don't expect to concur the desktop with GNOME/KDE, it's not gonna happen anytime soon.

Edited 2009-11-14 05:49 UTC

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