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 PostPost subject: Google announces Chrome-based OS        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:32 am 
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Google has announced that they plan to release a Chrome based OS.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Google plans to open-source its code later this year and offer Google powered netbooks in 2010. Company officials confirmed that Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips. Google is currently working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year bundled with the new Chrome OS.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Chrome OS is being created for people "who spend most of their time on the web" according to Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google.

The move is ambitious and has wide spread implications not just to consumers but to dominant market leaders Microsoft and Apple. Google has managed to dominate the search market and internet advertising space and having an operating system it controls will certainly help keep them at number one in those markets.

It's not going to be an easy future for the Google OS, Microsoft officials claim that 96% of netbooks run Windows so penetrating that market share will be tough. Google is in an advantageous position to market its Google Apps to compete with Microsoft's Office products. Could this be the equivalent of Apple's AppStore for iPhone where Google provides a controlled and secure development environment for web developers?

Google has not confirmed official pricing and availability yet and the company didn't mention how exactly it plans to profit from Chrome OS.

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Here is one of the many links regarding the chrome based OS http://www.pcworld.com/article/168028/g ... me_os.html


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Here is from google themselves.
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I wonder which OS they are going to build off of? Linux? FreeBSD? ReactOS?

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Maybe the EU is going to do something because the (probably) will include their browser in their OS?

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Maybe, just maybe, they plan to create one from scratch.

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I wonder which OS they are going to build off of? Linux? FreeBSD? ReactOS?

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Maybe the EU is going to do something because the (probably) will include their browser in their OS?


I understand Linux.

It's a bad idea. It's one of the few Areas Google have no hope in competing in, especially when they base their OS of Linux or something similar.

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I'd like to see them use ReactOS. It can run certain Apps, like Firefox, AbiWord, and a whole bunch of other stuff. If Google uses ReactOS, it probably will be improved on by Google. Linux might be a little too difficult for people who just want to surf the internet. And with over-simplification, it may end up like gOS.

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Hi,

Thought i would threw my two cents in here.

Sorry to say so, but i think this is doomed for failure.. because of one simple reason.. its not Windows, and no matter what kinda makeup (new interface, whatever) they will give it, its still Linux, it might end out better than the other linux's out there.. but its still Linux.

Take the whole thing about Linux for the netbooks.. well.. suprise.. suprise.. Windows XP was a clear winner here... 4,7% of all netbooks sold in denmark is running Linux, the rest is running Windows, and i'll bet this.. out of those 4,7%, people dident know what the hell a OS is, and if they knew they did, and could choose themself, they would choose windows, why?.. because thats what their other pc runs, and the pcs before them.. and the pc's before them.. and so on.. and so ooooon...

Let me ask you this, if you got stock on a tropical ireland with just your computer, a OS and Internet.. what OS would you have.. OSX.. Win7.. or Google's OS.. my choice would be easy.. Windows.. OSX.. and then .. faar down my list.. GOS.

I'm not a Linux hater, hell i love it.. for servers.. linux for clients is slow (yes, i said slow.. compare ubuntu to WinXP and you know what i mean), useless (none of my apps. run perfect on Linux, not even under wine, and i'm to lazy to learn to use "alternative" applications), its booring (Seen one linux, seen em all) - and to be honest, googles atempt to create a "slim" and "fast" os.. well.. if i wanted that, i would just use a modded XP or one of the 200.000 other linux distros out there..

One thing i do find funny, is how every site and newspaper write "google will take down microsoft".. you know what?.. BULLSHIT.. if Linux could take down windows, it would have done it a long time ago.. as i see it, the only true competitor to Windows is OSX, end of story - and thats not even half as good as Win7. (note that i am a BIG OSX fan and running it right now).

Bottom line, i think its a good atempt by google.. i respect their try, but this seems more as cheap advertizing for Chrome (wich is quite good btw), but newspapers taking it to the level of "Microsoft's doom is comming".. "Google will take out Windows".. is well.. over-rated and sensation journalistic bullshit.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Google announces Chrome-based OS        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:52 am 
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I've heard that it's going to have some parts of Android in it, which was actually already starting to show up on some netbooks, with stellar battery life, but apparently they want to take it a step further. We'll see what it'll end up being like.


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leonbollerup wrote:
Hi,

Thought i would threw my two cents in here.

Sorry to say so, but i think this is doomed for failure.. because of one simple reason.. its not Windows, and no matter what kinda makeup (new interface, whatever) they will give it, its still Linux, it might end out better than the other linux's out there.. but its still Linux.


I disagree. It's google, people trust them. For example netbook manufacturers agreeing to use it before even seeing the finished product. Classic example of google succeding before trying.


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Dosent matter, here is the reasons why google at "most" will get the netbook marked:

1. Its not windows, it can't run windows apps. (maybe using wine, but thats unstable as *beeep*)
2. Its still just "another" linux (linux is good for the server marked)
3. Its not suited for enterprise

The only thing that speaks for this, is that google puts it name on it.


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I wonder which OS they are going to build off of? Linux? FreeBSD? ReactOS?

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Haha, that made me laugh :D

They've already stated that they're building on the Linux kernel (I think the BBC News site said they were, in effect, creating their own distribution), but what's really important and what interests me the most is this Native Client thing... Certainly something to look out for in the future


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Since this news was released I've seen most major tech websites drool at the mouth!

There isn't even any screenshots/information on this OS yet and everyone is going nuts.

One thing they have in their corner is a brand name and they could make it like a fashion statement with the iphone if they help design the netbooks?


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I would keep that far away from any of my machines. Google have a bad reputation for privacy, and somehow I doubt that medical, financial information would ever be stored on a google os. In fact I believe that they are making profiles of google chrome users and it is proberly just a why of google to monitor people.

In the world of computers it's MS, Apple and Linux. The latter of the two have no more than 10% market share and they have been around longer then windows. So I find "ZOMG!!!!11111 G0ogle is gonnah b33t wind0ze" thing I saw flashed in the media utterly stupid.

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Interesting , I wait for the result :wink:


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I don't think this is going to be a successful project for Goolge ecause they can't get people to switch. Over 60% of all people in the US don't now what they are running. I even went asking around random people and you know what they told me, that they are running a Dell or a Mac. Goolge's OS won't be a big hit without many users and they won't have many users unless they market it on upcoming PCs. Google's OS also wont be able to run Windows applications natively. This is big because everything getting developed right now is mostly for Windows systems.

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I've heard that it's going to have some parts of Android in it, which was actually already starting to show up on some netbooks, with stellar battery life, but apparently they want to take it a step further. We'll see what it'll end up being like.


They've already stated that a lot of code will be shared with Android.

As far the the kernel goes, even if they hadn't stated that they were going to be using Linux it's obvious that's what they'd be using. Aside from the most obvious, Android uses the Linux kernel.

As far as success, it's probably more rooted in whether or not they can get OEMs to install it on machines and not so much people's desire to use it.


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I would keep that far away from any of my machines. Google have a bad reputation for privacy, and somehow I doubt that medical, financial information would ever be stored on a google os. In fact I believe that they are making profiles of google chrome users and it is proberly just a why of google to monitor people.

In the world of computers it's MS, Apple and Linux. The latter of the two have no more than 10% market share and they have been around longer then windows. So I find "ZOMG!!!!11111 G0ogle is gonnah b33t wind0ze" thing I saw flashed in the media utterly stupid.


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Google isn't any worse than say...any other software developer or search provider. There are plenty of services that collect usage information, primarily to better develop and provide the service to you. What do you think they're going to do with that information anyway? I'm all for privacy rights...as far as keeping the government away from my stuff, but I couldn't care less about a computer owned by Google parsing my email for keywords so that they can better target ads to me.


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you have a point. millions of people use gmail and I highly doubt that the average user would draw enough attention to stick out enough for human being to read.

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