Linked by fran on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla today announced Boot to Gecko , a very ambitious project that aims to create a 'complete, standalone operating system for the open web'. This project's goal is to develop what seems like a ChromeOS-like operating system where all the apps are based on HTML5."
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RE: So basically...
by kenji on Wed 27th Jul 2011 00:03 UTC in reply to "So basically..."
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No, a chromeOS clone with the android kernel. Besides it would be nice to have a webOS clone that was open source and could run on a netbook.

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RE[2]: So basically...
by Elv13 on Wed 27th Jul 2011 00:35 in reply to "RE: So basically..."
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I think Palm had an x86 build of WebOS. WebOS is mostly open source, it's Linux with SDL. I think only a few libraries are proprietary. Of course, they are the most important ones, but still.

It is much more compatible with Linux than Android so you could add drivers and swap libraries with newer versions.

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RE[2]: So basically...
by Radio on Wed 27th Jul 2011 06:57 in reply to "RE: So basically..."
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It is not much for netbooks rather than for smartphones.

I see that mistake everywhere: the comparison with ChromeOS makes people think it is made for netbooks.

In fact, there is already an experimental OS equivalent to ChromeOS at Mozilla, it is called Webian Shell. B2G is the same idea as ChromeOS/Webian, but for smartphones.

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