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Old 07-11-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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LXer: Why Google Chrome OS will turn GNU/Linux into a desktop winner


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A small revolution in the IT world is about to happen, and we are about to witness it. Microsoft Windows’ domination has been challenged many times: first by OS/2 (failed), then Apple (failed), then Java and network computing (failed), then GNU/Linux and Ubuntu (failed, so far). And now, Google’s Chrome OS. After such a long list of failures, what makes me think that this latest attempt will actually succeed? There is a list of factors. Let’s have a look. Why is Tony Mobily so optimistic? Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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Enough with all of the Google OS articles already. it is not even due out for another year.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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We're in for a looooooooooooooong year of hype, hyperbole and complete nonsense around GoogleOS. Milliseconds after its release there will be a gigantic "What the hell is this?" and a bazillion blogs complaining that Google really screwed the pooch.


I swear, bloggers are going to be the death of civilization as we know it.
 
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We're in for a looooooooooooooong year of hype, hyperbole and complete nonsense around GoogleOS. Milliseconds after its release there will be a gigantic "What the hell is this?" and a bazillion blogs complaining that Google really screwed the pooch.


I swear, bloggers are going to be the death of civilization as we know it.
I definitely agree, they hype it as the greatest thing since sliced anything, but in the end, it'll be crap.

The only good thing about Google OS is that it will be free advertising for Linux ... and hopefully not be so terrible as to give GNU/Linux a bad name.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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I don't think Chrome OS will be just another piece of s... I think it will be future in many ways.

I don't know about you, but I do respect Google for lot's of things he has done.

Bloggers,there are 2 kinds ,good and bad. I don't read bad blogs.

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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There won't be any advertising for Linux, realistically. They will make the desktop look generic, same as Ubuntu, so that users won't know what they are using. And everything will be on the web (Google Docs, Mail, Calendar, etc) so it won't matter because very few people will try to find out what the underlying OS even is.
 
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There won't be any advertising for Linux, realistically. They will make the desktop look generic, same as Ubuntu, so that users won't know what they are using. And everything will be on the web (Google Docs, Mail, Calendar, etc) so it won't matter because very few people will try to find out what the underlying OS even is.
That's possible ... it depends on how Google markets it. Will they mention that it is built around Linux ?
 
Old 07-12-2009, 11:46 AM   #8
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I'm a bit afraid...
Google has a tendency to have a great idea... and then botch it.
Has anyone actually SEEN the source for their "open-source" projects?
(That might be the root of the problem) Their products come out a tad half-baked, and usually without Linux support.

There's something I just can't stand about the Google philosophy... I don't know what...

I don't really want the new face of Linux to be something Google. It's scary. I'll keep my Fedora and Slackware, thanks very much!

I think the last thing the Linux community needs is to have the better and current Linuxes alienated because Google OS becomes more popular by being more Windows-like (and worse!) Google is trying to take Microsoft's business, as we all know, and we won't miss Windows, but I can easily see Google becoming the next evil entity, except they call themselves open source... -but aren't really.

I doubt Google will put much emphasis about the Linux.

On the bright side, if GoogleOS turns out to be, maybe, the about 5th most popular Linux, that'll make Google start making more support for Linux, which might start a movement.

Still, I don't think GoogleOS is a good idea...
 
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That's possible ... it depends on how Google markets it. Will they mention that it is built around Linux ?
I doubt it. GoogleOS, Chrome, no mention at all of Linux. May not be a bad thing from a user take up point of view - Google is a very recognisable name, after all. From a Linux point of view we'll get what we always get - no name recognition and a load of support questions!
 
  


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