Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Jul 2009 05:23 UTC
Google From NYTimes: "In a post on its company blog, Google said the operating system would initially be aimed at netbooks, the compact, low-cost computers that have turned the PC world on its head. It said the open-source software, called Chrome OS, would be available in the second half of next year. Read more for a quick observation on the announcement.
Thread beginning with comment 372243
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Linux drivers?
by pmac on Wed 8th Jul 2009 10:33 UTC
pmac
Member since:
2009-07-08

The most significant thing I see coming from this is that hardware manufacturers are likely to take notice because it will get a lot of publicity, and they'll want it to work with their hardware. It's linux based, that means they'll have to write linux drivers for their hardware which will be great for linux in general.

If their new window manager is as stylish, and user friendly as the chrome UI, then I can see this taking off, and being much more than a web browser container. Hopefully the open source project starts soon!

Reply Score: 4