Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:30 UTC
Google Phil Sim, a professional with technology editor journalist background, has written three interesting blog posts recently, discussing the much-rumored Google OS (1, 2, 3). He speculates that all user's data will be stored online on Google's servers and so one's desktop and files can be retrieved exactly as left by any other PC station, anywhere in the world, by simply using his Gmail credentials. It's like having your OS on a usb key with you at all times, only, without the usb key...
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an OS inside OS?
by Buck on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:51 UTC
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Surely that means opening a desktop in a web browser? Otherwise I fail to understand how it's better than, say, .mac, because it isn't about an operating system per se.

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RE: an OS inside OS?
by Eugenia on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:54 in reply to "an OS inside OS?"
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No, it is not a web OS, it is a real OS that all data are stored in the Google servers. The installed OS is an empty bare bones OS. According to Phil it is a modified Linux.

Edited 2006-03-27 19:54

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RE[2]: an OS inside OS?
by hobgoblin on Mon 27th Mar 2006 22:27 in reply to "RE: an OS inside OS?"
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pop in a package manager and im it at a repository, bare bones linux no more ;)

hell, you could even go gobolinux rootless and do all the installing inside your home dir ;)

Edited 2006-03-27 22:27

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