Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Jul 2009 14:03 UTC
Google Even though everyone's talking about it, fact of the matter is that Google's Chrome OS is currently nothing more than an internet announcement, with a supposed release date of somewhere in 2010. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has now stated that netbooks running Chrome OS could appear as early as this year. In addition, Schmidt also talked about his position at Apple's board of directors.
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Innovation really?
by akrosdbay on Mon 13th Jul 2009 08:06 UTC
akrosdbay
Member since:
2008-06-09

I distinctly remember Microsoft integrating IE into WIndows 98. Everyone screamed bloody murder.

Now 11 years later Google does the same thing it is innovation? Google wants to create an OS that only runs their Apps from their cloud and everyone is loving it.

This kind of blind love for Google is down right scary. I am no MS fan.

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RE: Innovation really?
by dragossh on Mon 13th Jul 2009 09:54 in reply to "Innovation really?"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

First, Google doesn't hold a monopoly position in the OS industry, so they are free to include everything they want in it, not to mention that the OS is open source. Also, it seems this OS *is* the browser, so you can't really separate the two like in Windows' case.

Second, you will be able to use non-Google apps as well. Think of webOS.

Edited 2009-07-13 09:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Innovation really?
by akrosdbay on Tue 14th Jul 2009 16:43 in reply to "RE: Innovation really?"
akrosdbay Member since:
2008-06-09

First, Google doesn't hold a monopoly position in the OS industry, so they are free to include everything they want in it, not to mention that the OS is open source. Also, it seems this OS *is* the browser, so you can't really separate the two like in Windows' case.


Google is a monopoly in online Ad and search business. The OS is not the browser. There is a linux kernel that boot straps the browser which is a Google product. There is no indication that a competing browser will be available on Chrome OS. So it is much worse than the windows case. At least you could run other browsers on Windows.

If Google wants to maintain their security spiel they may prevent other browsers from being deployed on Chrome OS. I think they want to treat it like an appliance and tightly control it.

Second, you will be able to use non-Google apps as well. Think of webOS.


The other Apps are called websites which already work on netbooks today.

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RE: Innovation really?
by Johann Chua on Mon 13th Jul 2009 10:41 in reply to "Innovation really?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Google is great, but I don't buy the "do no evil" thing. They censor their searches in China, after all.

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RE: Innovation really?
by testman on Mon 13th Jul 2009 12:48 in reply to "Innovation really?"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

Plus they're big and successful now. They can no longer lay claim to the dashing young revolutionary image they once fostered and the geek-world now has another target in their myopic sites.

IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Canonical, Google… it happens to everyone.

In Australia, we call it "tall-poppy syndrome".

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