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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:37 AM

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Today Google announced a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's Google's attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year they will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. 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.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android.

Source: Official Google Blog

#2 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:17 AM

Cool so they're starting it now, this has been a rumor for a long time

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:48 AM

That can't be bad. Competition never hurts. Especially when it's from Google!

#4 henrydtv

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:05 AM

google just has to put its ass into everything

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:38 AM

So boring they make an os of a Linux kernel, would be much more awesome if they just did their own Operating System like Microsoft. Sure it would take alot more time and work but it would be worth it in the end. =D

Edited by Emil2k, 08 July 2009 - 11:39 AM.


#6 Freka

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:45 PM

Everything Google makes turns out to be really good, so I think this will be a worthy competitor! Hopefully.

#7 CommonSense

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:50 PM

Hmmm I'll definitely try this out! :D

#8 Bill_Puertas

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:21 PM

but it looks ugly :D they need to build an awesome GUI better than AERO in win7

they must built it under ubuntu core!!! that would be perfect :D

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:56 PM

So boring they make an os of a Linux kernel, would be much more awesome if they just did their own Operating System like Microsoft. Sure it would take alot more time and work but it would be worth it in the end. =D


Why invent the wheel when you can use linux as base? By looking at your sig you seem to like crap on your computer ;)

#10 InlineSkate

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:01 PM

The world doesn't have the internet infrastructure for cloud computing..

#11 PRATOSH

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:48 PM

Well if google chrome releases google os apple will release its os too for the pc and then microsoft may well come crashing down.microsoft is crashing down crashing down..............................................

#12 Agent Inferno

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:41 PM

well its planned to be realesed in 2010 hopefully its good enought to compete with windows so microsoft start making better OS!

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:12 PM

google just has to put its ass into everything


Hehe! You are right.

But like Freka said, they are a worthy competitor.

But I hope they make something from their own. Not Aero, Linux or OSX. Something really different and simple.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:47 PM

Oye! I can't believe you guys are saying that google shouldn't base their os on linux. I mean look at OSX for crying out loud - built on mach kernel and BSD subsystem, it turned out just fine. Linux has never really been utilized fully and this step by Google is a shot in its arm.

oh and regarding looks, Well to me, Chrome looks and functions way better than IE. (even though its only my 2nd choice as a browser). I am certain, that with something as hardy as linux as its core, google can do wonders. :yes:

QUOTE(Emil2k @ Jul 8 2009, 01:38 PM) So boring they make an os of a Linux kernel, would be much more awesome if they just did their own Operating System like Microsoft. Sure it would take alot more time and work but it would be worth it in the end. =DWhy invent the wheel when you can use linux as base? By looking at your sig you seem to like crap on your computer


+1. Down with Opera? you gotta be joking. And also, if MS has the right to bundle that blunt piece of crapware with windows, i also have a right to uninstall it and keep my system free of crap. They don't give us that option... Pretty shabby on their part.

Edited by Ace Starr, 08 July 2009 - 05:48 PM.


#15 Johnnyboy

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:14 PM

First Google Android for Netbook and now Chrome OS!!! :huh:

#16 InlineSkate

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:00 PM

Another attempt by Google to monopolize its search and ad service.

Nothing to see here.

+1. Down with Opera? you gotta be joking. And also, if MS has the right to bundle that blunt piece of crapware with windows, i also have a right to uninstall it and keep my system free of crap. They don't give us that option... Pretty shabby on their part.


Keep up the troll like dribble and you won't last long here i'm sure of that.

Edited by InlineSkate, 08 July 2009 - 10:15 PM.


#17 Truzaank

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:11 AM

Wow. I never noticed that google has the same color as windows :)

#18 Secured Tim

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:21 AM

Google revealed the list of companies it is working with:

* Acer
* Adobe
* ASUS
* Freescale
* Hewlett-Packard
* Lenovo
* Qualcomm
* Texas Instruments
* Toshiba

#19 uch_haiden

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

Now the anti-monopolistic advocates have 2 enemies and it finally comes.

Google OS though seems more interesting than Windows Seven. It might be that I got tired of seeing Seven every now and then discussed here in winmatrix and other sites.

#20 InlineSkate

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:29 PM

Now the anti-monopolistic advocates have 2 enemies and it finally comes.

Google OS though seems more interesting than Windows Seven. It might be that I got tired of seeing Seven every now and then discussed here in winmatrix and other sites.


Well it is WinMatrix you know.

Theres not one G,O,L, or E in that word.

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