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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user-space web server?
by evert on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:04 UTC
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2005-07-06

Add a user-space web server, a user-space database engine, and voilĂ , you can have local applications and local data. I would also like a user-space IMAP server for local mail storage.

Maybe some terminal applications would be useful, too. The source is available, so hacking this in should be possible.

I really like the custom BIOS, the verified bootup, the encrypted user files, the speed :-)

A comparison with the coupling of Windows and IE fails because IE was also tied with local applications (Word, for example) and - very important - IE used it's own lock-in standards. Your Google apps will also work with Firefox, Opera, you name it.

This is the future, and the open source community could have done it technically - but not marketing wise. This will be a blow to Microsoft.

However, I agree with Thom that I cannot live without my local apps.

Edit: It seems like they use X.org !!! That will make modifications with additional local apps possible.

[chromiumos.git] / src / third_party / xserver-xorg-core / README.chromium
1 URL: http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/x11/xserver-xorg-core
2 Version: 2:1.6.1.901-2ubuntu2
3 License: Xorg MIT-like license
4 License File: LICENSE
5
6 Description:
7
8 The core X Server
9
10 Local Modifications:
11
12 Modifications are in the form of patches. See the README files for each patch.

Edited 2009-11-19 21:11 UTC

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RE: user-space web server?
by muda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:25 in reply to "user-space web server?"
muda Member since:
2008-12-23

Add a user-space web server, a user-space database engine, and voilĂ , you can have local applications and local data. I would also like a user-space IMAP server for local mail storage.


Gears, Google Gears... http://gears.google.com/
One only must wonder why Chrome (the browser) isn't supported. Maybe the gears for Chrome are OS-only thing?

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RE[2]: user-space web server?
by vivainio on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:30 in reply to "RE: user-space web server?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Gears, Google Gears... http://gears.google.com/
One only must wonder why Chrome (the browser) isn't supported. Maybe the gears for Chrome are OS-only thing?


Chromium ships with Gears out of the box.

Local sql database is an html5 thing (possibly even more revolutionary than video tag?).

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RE[2]: user-space web server?
by Delgarde on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:32 in reply to "RE: user-space web server?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Gears, Google Gears... http://gears.google.com/
One only must wonder why Chrome (the browser) isn't supported.


I may be wrong, but I believe the reason is that Gears is already built into Chrome - it doesn't require a separate download.

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RE: user-space web server?
by frajo on Thu 19th Nov 2009 22:24 in reply to "user-space web server?"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

This is the future, and the open source community could have done it technically - but not marketing wise. This will be a blow to Microsoft.

This is the beginning of the end of the MS dominated era.

However, I agree with Thom that I cannot live without my local apps.

It is not made for a small minority of OS jugglers like us. It is targeted at the world majority of would-be users who are (mentally and financially) challenged by the present majority OS.

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RE[2]: user-space web server?
by vivainio on Thu 19th Nov 2009 22:29 in reply to "RE: user-space web server?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


It is not made for a small minority of OS jugglers like us. It is targeted at the world majority of would-be users who are (mentally and financially) challenged by the present majority OS.


On the contrary, I think this is targeted at people with money to burn (that own several computers, and have no time to admin them all).

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