Google Plans a PC Operating System
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 9 06:01:51 UTC 2009
On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Marc Lanctot wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 15:16:30 -0400 (EDT)
> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:
> > > 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.
> I agree with the sleaziness of the /article/ for the reason you
> state, but it's the New York Times journalists who are at fault, not
> Google. The first link of the article refers to Google's actual
> announcement , which mentions that:
> "The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within
> a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel."
> I'm sure their OS also contains all the GNU utilities and they
> should probably give credit to those guys too.
you're right -- i stand corrected.
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