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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Comment by mlankton
by mlankton on Thu 19th Nov 2009 12:25 UTC
mlankton
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2009-06-11

The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.

Well, Google said it wouldn't use X. Did they change their minds? Why? They could have lifted the windowing system from Android and modified it for desktop use. If it is X I will be really disappointed. They got so many things right with Android, I was hoping they would do the same with Chrome.
I guess we'll learn more today.

Edited 2009-11-19 12:26 UTC

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RE: Comment by mlankton
by 10wattmindtrip on Thu 19th Nov 2009 13:50 in reply to "Comment by mlankton"
10wattmindtrip Member since:
2007-04-01

The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.

Well, Google said it wouldn't use X. Did they change their minds? Why? They could have lifted the windowing system from Android and modified it for desktop use. If it is X I will be really disappointed. They got so many things right with Android, I was hoping they would do the same with Chrome.
I guess we'll learn more today.


Actually, you do have a point about them stating they'd be using a new windowing system. And something tells me deep within my gut that 2 years or over of development on this OS shows that they may have actually done exactly what they stated. HOWEVER, we'll see what they did.

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RE[2]: Comment by mlankton
by kragil on Thu 19th Nov 2009 14:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by mlankton"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

If you nitpick "windowing system" should mean something different from the "X window system", but I think they used the term a bit more vaguely and a clutter/mutter based system on top of Xorg could also be described as a new "windowing system"

We will see in a few hours.

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