Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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So, what's this for?
by Kalessin on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:54 UTC
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What I want to know is what the use case for this is. Is this intended for netbooks? That's about the only thing that I can think of. It's innovative, I suppose, but I don't really see the point (of course, I don't really like the idea of netbooks either).

Personally, I hate the trend towards web-based applications. I _much_ prefer native applications. I certainly won't claim that the current desktop model doesn't need some work - innovation is still good - but overall, I really like the current desktop model, and I have yet to see any innovative stuff which tries anything different which I would consider better, or even vaguely close to it.

In any case, this is certainly interesting, but from where I sit, it seems rather pointless. Google obviously sees some value in it though, so maybe something interesting will come of it.

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