Msg#: 3948272 posted 9:15 am on Jul 8, 2009 (gmt 0)
It is a major development. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system based on Linux.
"Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work."
I will just keep using what I am using. Even if I knew how I would not want to bother forking an os, how many nix distros do we really need? AFAIC Debian, Gentoo, and Cent OS work just fine. For those that want small distros there is always Damn Small Linux.