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Google announces Chrome OS - a new open source Linux distro

Jul 08, 2009, 14:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to SMK for this link. ]

"The drive toward a Google OS has been rumored for years -- though I personally had thought they would just take over Ubuntu and run that as their own. Instead Google is taking what is ultimately going to be much more difficult route and will in effect create their own Linux distro.

"Instead of just using GNOME or KDE, Chrome OS will have its own windowing system. Seeing as Google is doing this all in open source, I'd expect that whatever the windowing system is, it will eventually be available on all distros as a rival to GNOME and KDE."

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