Liveblog: Google Chrome operating system arrives
Nov 19, 2009, 23:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"12:53: Going into this, we know Chrome, the operating
system, is a Linux-based desktop operating system that's designed
for primarily for netbooks.
"We also know that it will use a new windowing system--sorry
KDE, GNOME--and that its primary interface will be the Chrome Web
browser. You could argue that is the first Internet-based operating
"Why does yet another operating system matter? Because this
time, the company that's bringing it to the table, Google, is big
enough to give Microsoft and Windows a run for their money on the
desktop. The last time that happened was in the late 80s when OS/2
walked the earth.
"1:00 Ahead of the announcement, Google has released some of the
source code at: http://src.chromium.org/"