Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Nov 2009 17:45 UTC
Google Okay, so it's not an actual release as Arrington predicted last week, but Google will indeed take the wraps off its Chrome OS tomorrow. The company will hold an event tomorrow at its company headquarters in Mountain View, California, where it will unveil its plans for the operating system. Update: An OSNews reader has uncovered possible evidence that Chrome OS uses X, Clutter, and Slim.
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X ??? WTF for!
by krreagan on Wed 18th Nov 2009 22:14 UTC
krreagan
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2008-04-08

X! what a BFM! They should make there own GUI or it will just be another Linux! e.g. never have a large user base.

KRR

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RE: X ??? WTF for!
by DOSguy on Wed 18th Nov 2009 22:37 in reply to "X ??? WTF for!"
DOSguy Member since:
2009-07-27

I think you should read more on the subject of X and window managers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_window_manager

"X provides the basic framework, or primitives, for building such GUI environments: drawing and moving windows on the screen and interacting with a mouse and/or keyboard. X does not mandate the user interface — individual client programs handle this."

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RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!
by Tuishimi on Wed 18th Nov 2009 22:48 in reply to "RE: X ??? WTF for!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

This is true, and I am glad you mentioned that. I felt myself getting both irritated and deflated thinking this would be JALD with some fancy front-end. But just because X is involved doesn't mean the UI is driven by it. It is a very extensive library of tools. In a way they would be crazy NOT to use it.

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RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!
by krreagan on Wed 18th Nov 2009 23:28 in reply to "RE: X ??? WTF for!"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

I know what X is bloody for! I reiterate! It's a mistake to use X!

FGG

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RE: X ??? WTF for!
by sbergman27 on Wed 18th Nov 2009 22:43 in reply to "X ??? WTF for!"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

X! what a BFM! They should make there own GUI or it will just be another Linux! e.g. never have a large user base.

Indeed. Their chances of taking over the market will be much better if they start with a new windowing system, a clock applet, a google_eyes applet, and a google_edit applet. And Chrome, I guess.

Edited 2009-11-18 22:59 UTC

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RE: X ??? WTF for!
by Zifre on Wed 18th Nov 2009 23:26 in reply to "X ??? WTF for!"
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2009-10-04

You do realize that it would take many, many years, even for a company like Google, to write a good, full graphics stack, including drivers? If it really were that easy, people would have done it years ago...

Besides, do you really think users will care or notice if it uses X? It's not like they're using all of GNOME, or anything; it will be nothing like any Linux distro you have ever seen.

Edited 2009-11-18 23:28 UTC

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RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!
by krreagan on Wed 18th Nov 2009 23:37 in reply to "RE: X ??? WTF for!"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

[quote]it will be nothing like any Linux distro you have ever seen.[/quote]

Just the opposite I presume! It will be exactly like every other Linux distribution. Every distro has said "they will be different" BS. I'll BIWISI.

FGG

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RE: X ??? WTF for!
by bousozoku on Thu 19th Nov 2009 02:30 in reply to "X ??? WTF for!"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

X! what a BFM! They should make there own GUI or it will just be another Linux! e.g. never have a large user base.

KRR


I would have thought that they'd use GNUStep to have some application source code compatibility with Mac OS X but figure out a more consumer-oriented look to it.

Without XWindows, though, there isn't enough time to re-create the wheel but you're partly right; it could be lost in the crowd of Linux distributions.

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