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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dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

Google Chrome OS will be released as open source, what's closed about it? And let's not forget that we also have Android and webOS on mobiles -- both are pretty open.

What scares me is this all of a sudden love with 'cloud computing.' Since when slapping a buzzword on decades-old technology make it so cool?

Edited 2009-07-13 10:03 UTC

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kad77 Member since:
2007-03-20

I don't know if it's that its necessarily 'cool' but the cloud buzz is back because Google is already running zillions of servers all over the world in the course of it's search and Ad business. They debatably have the chops to actually make it happen this time around.

Jean-Louis Gassée (of BeOS fame)seems to think they want some of the MS Office pie, too:

http://www.mondaynote.com/2009/07/12/google-os-chrome-plated-linux-...

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kad77 Member since:
2007-03-20

Oh, BTW, while I agree that the kernel and browser enhancements may be open .... I doubt the code that constitutes Google Apps/Office will be open source!!

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