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[2]: Who cares about boot times
by vivainio on Fri 20th Nov 2009 08:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Who cares about boot times"
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Google will hack it down to the bare minimum as they figure out which parts they can whittle away... X is a convenient starting point for a graphics stack - by not committing their ABI to it they can hack it off at will.

Perhaps we could have the first real use case for Wayland here?

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Perhaps we could have the first real use case for Wayland here?

Ive thought the same thing. I would not be at all surprised. I'm actually more surprised that it is not already running on Wayland or some other custom stack - I honestly thought they would have forgone X, but I see it as a pragmatic decision to get to market faster.

Edited 2009-11-20 09:25 UTC

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