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: So, what's this for?
by phoenix on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:48 UTC in reply to "So, what's this for?"
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[q]What I want to know is what the use case for this is. Is this intended for netbooks? That's about the only thing that I can think of. It's innovative, I suppose, but I don't really see the point (of course, I don't really like the idea of netbooks either).[/quote]

On something like the 10" netbooks, with a built-in cell chip, wifi, and ethernet, this could be useful. Without an always-on Internet connection of some kind, though, it would be pretty useless.

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