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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Techrepublic on Google O/S
by shotsman on Mon 13th Jul 2009 09:16 UTC
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2005-07-22

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=2131&tag=nl.e101

The article lists 3 reasons why it is good and 4 why it will be irrelevant.
If the 4 irrelevancies, 3 & 4 are pure FUD
3) Its too late.
So by the time this is released Windows 7 will be everywhere? WTF. He states limited driver availability. This directly contradicts with his prime reason 1) It is limited to Netbooks. This limits the number of physical devices this will run on so making drivers a non issue. Besides, I would really doubt that he has run the latest Linux Distros on a netbook recently. I run Fedora 11 on an MSI-Wind and the only the WiFi needed a bit of fiddling. This was not needed on an eeeBox B206.
4) It runs linux.
So what? It boots up straight into the browser making the choice of underlying Linux irrelevant.

PAH.
Another uninformed piece of garbage journalism. This will no doubt be regurgitated ad infinitum by other lazy journo's.

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RE: Techrepublic on Google O/S
by segedunum on Mon 13th Jul 2009 15:38 in reply to "Techrepublic on Google O/S"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

He states limited driver availability. This directly contradicts with his prime reason 1) It is limited to Netbooks.

3G modems and mobile phone connectivity for one thing, which is really an essential on a netbook. This is supposed to be a device completely reliant on network connectivity as well. People also have a tendency to want to print things and connect digital cameras to upload photos on netbooks as well. They don't exist as islands.

He's also right about ChromeOS and Android overlapping. It doesn't inspire too much confidence that Google knows and understands that it is developing a platform.

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