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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Android doesn't use X and comes with a browser
by nt_jerkface on Tue 17th Nov 2009 07:50 UTC in reply to "not the x"
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2009-08-26

but more importantly they're Google, they have plenty of cash to fund porting projects.

The downside of not building off X is losing application compatibility but this is a netbook device which is designed to have limited functionality.

Expect android for netbooks, which means no X.

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