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[2]: Good for...
by sbenitezb on Thu 19th Nov 2009 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Good for..."
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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).

If you mean no tech-inclined person, then you *might* be true (or not, let's wait and see). But most people's current use of a computer is for web browsing, chatting, emailing, media playing, some word processing... That's already covered by Google's services and other online services in the web. With audio/video plugins, you can easily have access to online/local multimedia with a browser frontend. I imagine rtorrent/transmission-cli/btd with their respective web based frontends for illegal downloading. Big trouble for Microsoft if this catches on (it's Google after all).

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