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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Comment by MadRat
by MadRat on Mon 16th Nov 2009 12:44 UTC
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I'm not surprised that Google didn't bolster a closed source non-mainstream OS. But I am surprised they went with Linux when so many foss options were available. I was hoping it was something like BeOS.

Linux just turns off too many MS Windows users to ever replace the latter. Putting lipstick on the pig - so to speak - doesn't cure the problem.

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