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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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

when everyone uses sleep/resume.You do realize sleep/resume could just as easily be implemented on Chrome OS as anything else...


The point was that boot times are not as relevent as they used to be when people rarely cold boot with laptops.


People's inability to fathom how far this paradigm can actually go amazes me...

I'm amazed by people that don't realize this is just Google trying to push a Linux distro that is just a browser built around their web apps.

But many people (including me) really don't see the point of even using a computer without the internet.


Because most applications don't require internet access.

And PLEASE dont refer to it as a linux distro - it is NOT a linux distro. The Linux kernel is an implementation detail, it could just as easily be run on top of BSD or something completely custom built.


But it isn't BSD, it's the Linux kernel and until they fork it I will refer to it as a Linux distro. Why shouldn't I? Because they have a custom interface?


It has no application binary interface - it is an OS designed to run a browser stack and that is all it runs.


It has an abi but only Google is allowed to use it. It's a Linux distro that locks you into a custom browser. Sorry but this is not a revolutionary OS.

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