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Google Chrome OS under heavy development

     
9:15 am on Jul 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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."

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7:58 pm on July 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Very stripped down. You can install everything it uses on a mainstream Linux distro and get the best of both worlds.

Not for me, but might be a nice way of buying Linux compatible netbooks.

7:36 am on July 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yup no thanks, the G knows enough about me already. I haven't bought into the cloud computing yet and have no plans to either.
10:03 am on July 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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bkeep, as I said on another thread, if Google uses the OS to gather information, you can always fork it. That is the beauty of open source.

In any case, it should same as for the Chrome browser, so you will be able to opt out.

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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.

I don't plan on using their browser either.

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Let's take the discussion over to the Home Page thread:

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