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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RE: Good for...
by vivainio on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:17 UTC in reply to "Good for..."
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I could use it as a second OS running on a hypervisor alongside Windows with disabled Internet. Or browse with it on a dirt-cheap ARM tablet. It would make a great OS for grandma.
But I don't see it being used as a primary OS by anyone with some computer literacy.


You hit the nail on the head. Nobody is going to get one of these as the primary computer (expect the scenarios where you'd like to buy a zero-support computer for your parents).

It's intended for secondary/tertiary "email/facebook" devices for living room, something you turn on in a whim and quickly catch up with whatever is happening.

It will also work fine for most common "entry level" offline needs (media browsing, ebook reading...).

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