Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 21:10 UTC, submitted by asupcb
OSNews, Generic OSes EyeOS has released version 2.0 Beta. "After several months of hard work we're happy to announce the immediate availability of the official release of eyeOS 2.0 Beta. And even more: the new release doesn't come alone but with the brand new website, which has not ben redesigned for the last 2 years now. eyeOS 2.0 Beta can be downloaded from the new downloads page and tested from a Beta test server in"
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Is there any particular reason that you couldn't just run this as your base operating system? I mean it is running on top of a LAMP stack like other operating systems do.

You almost answered your own question there; EyeOS requires a LAMP stack to run.

The LAMP stack is the operating system.
EyeOS is a web application.

Why exactly would EyeOS not be considered an operating system? What is EyeOS missing that ChromeOS possesses?

There's a second level of confusion here because EyeOS runs on the server. The browser is not EyeOS, it's just what you use to access it. Similar to rdesktop not being an operating system, just a unix tool you use to access your Windows 2003 Server operating system.

So, you need a basic operating system with a http server to run EyeOS on, and you need a basic operating system with a web browser to access it.

ChromeOS is a Linux distribution that has a web browser as the only available application.

You could use ChromeOS to access your EyeOS desktop!

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