Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:01 UTC
Google TechCrunch's Michael Arrington is claiming Google's Chrome OS will debut next week - but his story does have an odd ring to it. He goes on and on about how driver support will be shoddy, but that makes no sense - isn't Chome OS supposed to be built on Linux? The only way I can see initial driver support to be shoddy is when Chrome OS has its own, custom graphical layer, instead of using X. However, were that to be the case, I'm sure Google would at least support some NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel chipsets. In any case, it's a rumour - do with it as you please.
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RE: limited hardware support
by vivainio on Fri 13th Nov 2009 21:15 UTC in reply to "limited hardware support"
vivainio
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2008-12-26

I'm pretty interested to see what Chrome OS dropped from the standard linux bundle. Obviously it has to have the kernal but beyond that its anyones guess.


I'm expecting it to have lots of standard stuff. At least everything needed to be build & run Chrome, which means Gtk+ and X, to be exact.

Another guess is that it will have lots of stuff done in Javascript, to sandbox as much as possible. Much of the local file system stuff can be done through javascript and google gears anyway.

I don't believe they will be leveraging this too much yet:

http://code.google.com/p/nativeclient/

It'll probably also incorporate Dalvik VM and run Android apps.

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