Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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RE: Yeah! - thoughts on two
by jabbotts on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:02 UTC in reply to "Yeah!"
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Google does not hold majority share of the OS market so antitrust claims that the domination is being used to push Chromium on users is not equal to the past example. If Google had majority share of the OS market and was using that OS market share as a delivery method to push there browser then it would be a market concern. Where one company pushed a browser through a general use platform at the intended expense of other browser options, this is one company pushing an embedded browser for much less than general computing needs.

In terms of security, if chromium shows the poor decision making that most versions of IE have shown and Google can't/won't keep up with security patches then the deep integration of the browser may become an issue. The underlying OS layers seem pretty static outside of downloaded clean images/updates. Ultimately, we'll have to see what the research geniuses can do with it though.

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