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 395695
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Great Idea
by mfaudzinr on Fri 20th Nov 2009 20:15 UTC
mfaudzinr
Member since:
2008-02-13

I love it. When Microsoft had the idea way back when the desktop was an extension of the net (Active desktop), I was stoked. But then the idea seemed to have died down. Why? Anti-trust cases, the decoupling of the internet from Windows itself. Now Google realized the idea much the same but took it to a deeper level. Again moving back to the idea of very thin clients much like what Sun used to laud. I thought it's a nifty idea. But it never caught on. Of course for now I would like to see this on an ARM based system. Light and savvy. Obviously this system is not for heavy applications but time will tell, with the advancement of the net.

Reply Score: 1