Chrome OS is Here: Some Assembly Required
Nov 26, 2009, 15:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
"The disappointment levels must have been pretty high today when
Google announced that the actual Chrome OS wouldn’t be
debuting until “late 2010,” and only on specific
hardware. Of course, that’s the official release. Judging by
the level of interest, unofficial builds of Chrome OS should be
popping up all over the place long before Christmas 2010.
"Naturally, I’ve watched Google’s entry into the
desktop Linux market with quite a bit of interest, since I work
with one of the other Linux distros that is aiming for the desktop
market as well.
"But my main interest, in terms of this column, is the question
of making Linux essentially an underpinning for a rather good
browser. Microsoft went and bundled the browser with the OS to keep
its hold on the desktop market, Google is bundling the OS with the
browser to try to get its share."