LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs > The Slacker's Blog
User Name
Password

Notices

This is a semi-random collection of posts on nearly all things Slackware and Linux-related -- at least as I see it.
Rate this Entry

Google's new operatng system...

Posted 07-11-2009 at 10:21 AM by Lufbery

This week, Google announced its plans for a Google OS to be used on netbooks called (not surprisingly) Chrome, and running (especially not surprisingly) on Linux.

Most of the press about the Chrome OS has been negative, with most of the analysis saying that people will reject a Google Linux-based netbook -- as they've rejected previous Linux-based netbooks -- because it won't run the applications that people want (Word, Excel, etc.) and probably won't come with the patent-encumbered codecs that people want.

The analysis may be correct.

The question is why. My theory is that it has everything to do with the form factor. People don't expect a Palm pilot or iPhone to run MS Word, but netbooks are just small notebooks, so why wouldn't they behave just like notebooks?
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 581 Comments 0
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0

Comments

 

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 AM.

Main Menu

My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration