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[5]: Android
by OSGuy on Sat 14th Nov 2009 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Android"
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but I see no reason it should change the filesystem structure, it would create compatabilty issues for the sake of something that any reasonable system would hide for normal users anyway

Again, why should we worry about compatibility? I am talking about a whole new system such as SkyOS with Linux/BSD kernel. I am talking about a system that should not care about Unix apps. Linux apps should not even be remotely considered let alone running them. 0% compatibility, a fresh new system built on top of linux. That is how you fix a mess. By keeping Linux apps compatibility it would be nothing more than just another distribution....If I was in charge of Chrome OS I would make sure that my goals are met regardless whether is compatible with the rest of Linux or not. My sytstem would be a fresh new system, centralized API (WIN32) and with same standard rules for all apps something that X.ORG severely lacks.

Edited 2009-11-14 09:49 UTC

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