View Full Version : Google Unveils Linux-based Chrome OS

07-08-2009, 08:41 AM
Google publicly announced it is working on a new Linux-based operating system aimed to compete against Microsoft Windows and Apple OS Xhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif (http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15632#).

Chrome OS is being designed by Google engineers for netbooks and is completely independent from its Android OS currently used on a growing number of smartphones.

"Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html) that will initially be targeted at netbooks," the company said in a blog post. "Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010."


07-08-2009, 06:39 PM
It will fail with most people the same reason most Linux based netbooks fail with people. People want to use Windows software on their netbooks.

The one only reason I don't use Linux is Windows Live Messenger. I know there are Linux substitutes, but none are EXACTLY like Windows Live Messenger, and I will not run a VM just to use messenger.

07-08-2009, 07:17 PM
What this might be able to do is rewrite the way linux is maintained and developed. Rather than having a million and one distro's and a million and one free programs that all do the same thing, they might start to gather around the support Google can provide.