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.
Permalink for comment 395527
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Sorry, don't really get it...
by marksibly on Thu 19th Nov 2009 23:09 UTC
marksibly
Member since:
2009-11-19

Hi,

Yep, pretty much what everyone expected, but I still don't really get it.

How does it differ from just running a browser on a 'real' OS - expect there's a bunch (and a big bunch at that) of stuff you can no longer do?

Saves the price of a harddrive I guess, but you can run a lite Linux on flash drive's already can't you?

To me, it's all start to feel like some kind of 'lock in' strategy.

Oh well, I never drank the 'do no evil' koolaid anyways!

Reply Score: 5