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Old November 20, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Default Google Provides Chrome OS VMWare Based Sneak Peak

Some may argue that much of what Google touches turns to gold, and they wouldn't be far from wrong. Less then a year ago they launched an incredibly successful web browser, Google Chrome, which has eaten up market share at an almost unheard of rate to become the third most popular PC web browser on the market, surpassing long time running Opera. ... [ Read full article ]
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Old November 20, 2009, 01:42 PM
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I heard only google apps on there os ( not a good move jmho )
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Old November 20, 2009, 04:21 PM
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Have I ever mentioned that I love virtualization? :P It apparently works with VirtualBox too.

Downloading... impressions in a bit.

[Edit]: It's Chrome. That's it. Running as an OS.
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Old November 20, 2009, 04:23 PM
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I will put one in a old laptop when available. I will just need a browser...
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Old November 20, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Upon its completion, it will be no more open source than OSX is. Running a live linux distro Linux Live USB Creator : Powerful and easy Live USB Creator with persistence enabled would be slower (maybe), but just as secure and not locked into any hardware profiles.
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Old November 20, 2009, 11:28 PM
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I will put one in a old laptop when available. I will just need a browser...
I could be wrong, but I think they are going to try and lock the actual OS to specific hardware. I'm sure there will be ways around this though.
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Old November 21, 2009, 05:16 AM
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In that case I will stick with linux. They will probably target those netbook...


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I could be wrong, but I think they are going to try and lock the actual OS to specific hardware. I'm sure there will be ways around this though.
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Old November 22, 2009, 02:43 AM
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yeah, I'm avoiding this, I am not a fan of cloud based computing, far too many variables outside of my control. That and its a web browser and how that could possibly work at all as an OS I do not know.

From what I have heard as well it will be limited by hardware, SSD is required for one I do believe.
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Old November 23, 2009, 04:19 PM
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I think this OS will be great for public computers (libraries, airports, etc). Where all you need is Internet access. It can even do with cheap hardware. Imagine a $200 unit for an Internet station. You can even put one in your living room.

Also will be great for dual booting in laptops/netbooks. If all you need is to use the net, boot Chrome OS, otherwise use the other OS.

No, it's not an OS for everyone, but there are certainly good uses out there for an OS like this.
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Old November 23, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Here's a review of Chromium from elsewhere on teh innawebs:(hope thats allowed- feel free to spank me otherwise)

[Phoronix] Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks
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