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[3]: Android
by Praxis on Sun 15th Nov 2009 18:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Android"
Praxis
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2009-09-17

What makes you think Chrome OS won't use "X-windows"? It's only speculation from a vague statement that it will be "Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel". What they define as "windowing system" is entirely up to the reader.


Just a guess, though I might have been influenced by some of the early press that did assume new windowing system meant not X, though now it is clear thats not the case. Though Android doesn't use X (I think, too lazy to check right now) So it goes back to the argument of whether they are making something more like Moblin or more like Android. I'm not really basing my speculations on anything more than gut instinct in this area. We will see next week hopefully.

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