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]: speed
by Kroc on Fri 20th Nov 2009 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE: speed "
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EFI perhaps? That can connect to WiFi even before the kernel has loaded.

Edit--I remember Google saying in the announcement video that if the checksums don’t match up, they redownload the latest version of chrome to restore the machine. This is all before the system has loaded (because it failed checksum)—and possibly before the kernel loaded (because that’s checksummed too).. ergo, EFI firmware connecting to the wireless.

Edited 2009-11-20 07:44 UTC

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