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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Congrats home servers!
by korpenkraxar on Thu 19th Nov 2009 22:29 UTC
korpenkraxar
Member since:
2005-09-10

The value of your market just got a 1000% boost and I wish you all the venture capital you deserve. People bitching about native apps have likely no clue about modern web development and what era we just entered.

These guys are off to a great head start:

http://www.tonido.com/
http://www.amahi.org/

In three years time your parents will have gotten themselves a $100 Linux home server plug at the local super market to go with the variety of web clients they have kicking around the house. And will you care about those gadgets just as much as you care about their VCR tape collection today.

Perhaps four years ;-)

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RE: Congrats home servers!
by tyrione on Thu 19th Nov 2009 23:24 in reply to "Congrats home servers!"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

The value of your market just got a 1000% boost and I wish you all the venture capital you deserve. People bitching about native apps have likely no clue about modern web development and what era we just entered.

These guys are off to a great head start:

http://www.tonido.com/
http://www.amahi.org/

In three years time your parents will have gotten themselves a $100 Linux home server plug at the local super market to go with the variety of web clients they have kicking around the house. And will you care about those gadgets just as much as you care about their VCR tape collection today.

Perhaps four years ;-)


You're dreamin'and smokin' some seriously bud.

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RE[2]: Congrats home servers!
by korpenkraxar on Fri 20th Nov 2009 00:25 in reply to "RE: Congrats home servers!"
korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

Lol. Yeah well, I welcome the potential of this platform and hope that it changes the playing field a bit. We shouldn't have to wait for Zorry Zebra to experience some truly different computing paradigms on our devices and computers. The tricoders of tomorrow aint running no GNU/Hurd :-)

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RE: Congrats home servers!
by korpenkraxar on Fri 20th Nov 2009 00:16 in reply to "Congrats home servers!"
korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

Edit: It should read "And you will care [...]"

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


People bitching about native apps have likely no clue about modern web development and what era we just entered.


The vast majority would rather pay a premium for Windows than have an OS that only provides a browser. I think you have no clue as to how many people are tied to at least one native app.

I really think Moblin is a better direction.

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RE: Congrats home servers!
by l3v1 on Fri 20th Nov 2009 07:29 in reply to "Congrats home servers!"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

People bitching about native apps have likely no clue about modern web development and what era we just entered.


Oh yes, I think they do. And the number of people who earn their living developing native apps that couldn't be replaced by cloud apps or other web apps. There are much more uses of a computer than running twitter, you know.

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RE: Congrats home servers!
by Moochman on Fri 20th Nov 2009 20:30 in reply to "Congrats home servers!"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

That's cool stuff, but somehow I don't think that's the kind of stuff Google is looking to target. See, they want you connecting to their web properties, not storing stuff locally in your own network...

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