Google Chrome OS

From the announcement of Windows Endgame Day Zero:

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. (emphasis added)

Poor Gnome and KDE dev teams.

It also does not surprise me that, on the same day, Gmail and the other Google Apps have dropped their “beta” status. You can’t sell Windows without Office.

4 Comments

  • gecko Says:

    so google proves the web browser . . . is a part of the os?

    shouldn’t this be called Google Chrome WM instead?

    • Selfish Crab Says:

      I wonder to what degree Microsoft was outflanked by this move because of anti-trust reasons. In other words, is it legally impossible for MS to launch their own IE-OS because of U.S. v. Microsoft.

  • Zach Says:

    I feel as though OS X was about as large of a blow to said dev teams as this will be. Or, as some Slashdot commenter said it, FreeBSD : OS X :: Chrome : Linux. Whatever, as long as Tux Racer still works.

  • Selfish Crab Says:

    Nobody really expected Apple to use that hot mess of a windowing system. Please.

    Can I take this moment to throw my support behind IceWM as the best window manager? Also, I will ban anybody that dares utter “Windowmaker”.

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