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.
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What's the difference...
by wanderingk88 on Wed 8th Jul 2009 12:40 UTC
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What's the difference of this "lightweight Cloud OS" from the already widely available stripped-down Linux version available from Flash memory in many netbooks? My mom's Lenovo S10 boots within one and a half seconds into a basic Linux OS that comes with Firefox, Pidgin, and Skype, and uses the Openbox WM. I believe ASUS was doing something similar with their motherboards.

As far as I can tell, this is the exact same thing. But it's Google, so it must be "revolutionary", right?

Edited 2009-07-08 12:42 UTC

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RE: What's the difference...
by stanbr on Wed 8th Jul 2009 13:33 in reply to "What's the difference..."
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Agree.. I see nothing new here. But lets wait... I dont like google (anymore) but lets face it: its google. Its a big big company with a lot of money. They made a nice work out of android, so lets wait before we say it sucks... lets wait for more informations, alpha/beta releases, ...

I dont like putting my data on a remote server (third party), but I also miss it sometimes... thats why I keep my personal server online all the time. But we cant expect everyone to do the same...

I dont like cloud computing, but I will check out this project once its available.

One big problem, in my opinion, is the fact that the OS itselft is open-source, but everything else runs on servers! (all the user-land softwares). And these aplications (gmail, greader, etc, etc) are NOT open-source... so android and this google OS are not 100% open source after all...

Edited 2009-07-08 13:37 UTC

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