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Google Announces PC Operating System
If by "OS" you mean a Google app layered over Linux...
by Karl Bode 09:21AM Wednesday Jul 08 2009 Tipped by sailor See Profile
Google this morning fired a chrome cannon at Microsoft by officially announcing that they're developing a Chrome operating system for PCs. Sort of; so far it looks like just an application running over Linux, but substantive details seem scarce. "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," says the company. Tying an "OS" to their online applications will certainly get the attention of regulators and privacy advocates, and the new OS (combined with their push to be a centralized voice hub) is certainly making the company new corporate enemies in the telecom, voice and software sectors. "We have a lot of work to do, and we're definitely going to need a lot of help from the open source community to accomplish this vision," the company says in a blog post.

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reply to stevephl

Re: Open Source Chrome OS

And *BSD, and OpenSoloris, and Darwin, and etc.

BTW, the Google OS appears to be based on Linux.

Fair and Balanced
Katy, TX
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reply to milnoc

Re: Interesting.

"However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web"
What a very stupid statement from Google.

All they are doing is making a linux distro that that will sync up with the rest of Google (skynet).
The day google becomes self-aware we are all screwed.
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