Google Plans a PC Operating System

Robert P. J. Day rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at
Wed Jul 8 19:16:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:

> On 08/07/09 02:51 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, jim wrote:
> >
> >>
> >
> >   someone on the fedora list claims that all this is is a google
> > distro of linux, stripped down to host their chrome browser and
> > not much else.  so it's linux.  big deal.  not exactly a new "OS".
> To about 90% of the population, it is a new OS so why dismiss it?
> With Google's market reach and PR, this is a very positive
> development.

  i disagree, since that article makes no admission whatsoever that
their "new" OS is simply a repackaged linux.  while, *technically*,
they have the right to do that, *ethically*, i think it sucks.
they're announcing this exciting new development without giving credit
to all of the linux developers who made it possible.  i find that
incredibly sleazy.  but that's just me.


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