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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vivainio
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2008-12-26

So sure, it is little more than moblin + chrome NOW, but as long as they avoid getting trapped by having to support native apps, they can work on shrinking their OS stack. I predict X will be the first thing to go...


Having Native Client does not imply that they would commit to native app support. It just means you can run native code in the browser sandbox, for performance. Binary browser plugins as such are not sandboxed right now.

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Having Native Client does not imply that they would commit to native app support. It just means you can run native code in the browser sandbox, for performance. Binary browser plugins as such are not sandboxed right now.


Maybe. They may support plugins. I admit browser plugins often able to fill the gaps in the HTML/CSS/Javascript stack, but from Google's track record I think they will always choose to try and shore up the stack first. It just makes more sense in the long run. But I seriously doubt they will implement anything outside of plugins.

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