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[7]: Android
by james_parker on Mon 16th Nov 2009 23:21 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Android"
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Again, look at the Syllabus of an Operating Systems course (geared toward a CS major), or a textbook on Operating Systems.

Here are links to three of the most commonly used textbooks (these links allow viewing the Table of Contents):

None of them include discussions of windowing, shells, and any and all other libraries, frameworks, and applications that are often provided by vendors to increase the utility of an operating system. These are not part of the Operating System itself, however.

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