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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RE: Why would I want this?
by visconde_de_sabugosa on Wed 8th Jul 2009 15:53 UTC in reply to "Why would I want this?"
visconde_de_sabugosa
Member since:
2005-11-14

But if can be possible to install and use an X server then there is no problem with X applications.

There is already an X server written in java

http://www.jcraft.com/weirdx/

Even in MacOS X, which don't use X, it is possible to install an X server.

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RE[2]: Why would I want this?
by middleware on Wed 8th Jul 2009 17:52 in reply to "RE: Why would I want this?"
middleware Member since:
2006-05-11

If the attractiveness of an OS that does not use X by default is to install X on it, then the OS is a failure. Mac OS X can run X, but its native Window Server and APIs are superior so there is no need to install X for most users.

One of the most important reason making an APIs superior is there are good applications on it. So more user will be familiar with the operation style of the APIs and the power of the APIs can be revealed, both together attracting more developer to write applications for it. Apple write good applications based on its own APIs.

So for Google, it is not enough to present a new APIs, but also need to write enough good applications for it.

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