Google Plans a PC Operating System

Robert P. J. Day rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at
Thu Jul 9 06:07:28 UTC 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Rajinder Yadav wrote:

> This is the real kicker about the new google OS, from their blog:
> "And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS,
> but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby
> giving developers the largest user base of any platform"
> So really google OS = linux kernel + browser, nothing innovative
> about this or even worth talking about. More like chome + linux and
> they call it an OS =)

  amusingly, i wanted to see the "chromium" browser in action on my
f11 x86_64 laptop, so i went looking for a fedora rpm.  i could find
it only in i586 form, which would have required installing a buttload
of i586 rpms for no good reason.

  so i grabbed the source rpm and tried to build it for x86_64 -- epic
fail, since the spec file architectures are only arm and ix86.  in
short, i can't get a native x86_64 build of that browser.  what's up
with *that*?


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