Google Plans a PC Operating System

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 8 20:15:15 UTC 2009


Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/technology/companies/08operate.html?th&emc=th
>>>>         
>>>   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.
>   

The announcement from Google says "The software architecture is simple —
Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux
kernel".

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html
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