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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RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!
by krreagan on Wed 18th Nov 2009 23:37 UTC in reply to "RE: X ??? WTF for!"
krreagan
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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[3]: X ??? WTF for!
by Zifre on Thu 19th Nov 2009 00:11 in reply to "RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!"
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2009-10-04

Just about every distro uses GNOME or KDE. Chrome OS definitely will not use either. That alone makes it quite different. I personally don't think Chrome OS will be all that great, but it certainly will be different.

Besides, does it really matter if it's different or not? If it works, and users like it, they won't care. "Innovation" seems to be a buzzword. Many people have spent years coming up with good ideas. You would have to be stupid not to use some of them. Most extremely radical, "innovative" products are bound to fail. What's out there already works plenty well enough, otherwise we wouldn't be using it.

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RE[4]: X ??? WTF for!
by krreagan on Thu 19th Nov 2009 14:07 in reply to "RE[3]: X ??? WTF for!"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

What's out there already works plenty well enough, otherwise we wouldn't be using it.


That's one of a number of reasons why Linux will never be for the masses! It's fine for the geek but in the long term it's unusable for the general public. The Linux world needs to take a clue from Apple and start producing stuff "that just works!" because that is not the case for Linux and especially X. And until they can do that, Linux will be just where it is now, on the fringe and mostly for the geek.

I can't tell you how many Linux apps I've used that were 95% usable and great apps but that last 5% never go attended to and that last 5% is what made the app unusable in the long term. It's very frustrating and the main reason I use Macs exclusively at home. They just work!


KRR

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