#1
I'm really surprised there isn't a thread on this.....

Google announced the launch of a new Linux based, netbook targeted operating system.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

Just about every article is asking the same thing: will google topple microsoft?

I think its fairly obvious what googles doing, and its not trying to topple microsoft. The netbook has not found a suitable OS. Windows is way to cluttered (well see about windows 7) Apple failed with the Macbook Air, only leaving linux, which requires too much computer knowledge for the average netbook buyer. In comes google.

your thoughts? I wouldnt buy a netbook before, but now, maybe....
#2
Linux doesn't require too much knowledge of computers. I actually found Ubuntu a fairly simple system to work with.

And this OS is probably going to turn out to be -
1) Vaporware
2) ****
.
#3
how much advertising will google spam onto my netbook?
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#4
Ubuntu is very easy to use... I agree.
I've been a Google fan since they were just G (they couldn't afford the oogle yet), but I can't say that the news excited me at all.
#5
The reason I havent said anything is because
a) netbooks are a waste of money, so why would I care about an os built just for them, and b) because every time google tries to release something to be on par with the rest of the industries standards, they fail.
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#6
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Linux doesn't require too much knowledge of computers. I actually found Ubuntu a fairly simple system to work with.

And this OS is probably going to turn out to be -
1) Vaporware
2) ****


this may be true, but thats not what people think.
#7
You don't need any real knowledge of computing to run Ubuntu. No more than you would on a PC or Mac. Still, if people don't know that, then google has an advantage.
#8
The way the thread title is spelt out, I thought this was about a Google-branded breakfast cereal.

But that should be pretty cool. I doubt it'll be able to compete with Windows and Mac though. They're two giant household names, and so is Google, but for totally different reasons.
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#9
I saw the title, and because you didn't write OS, I thought they were releasing a cereal.

I am disappoint


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#13
I'm another one expecting cereal.

But, I'll stick to my 17" laptop that is capable of running Vista smoothly, so I get web access and an OS that looks really nice and stylish [on a wonderful backlit HD 17" LCD].
I only use it for browsing and small 2d games, so it suits me perfectly.
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#14
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actually I wrote the title in all caps. dunno why it reverted.
Because if you write in all caps for some reason everything gets put back to lower case apart from the first letter of every word.

And it turns out google aren't going to be using X. They're developing their own windowing system
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#15
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The way the thread title is spelt out, I thought this was about a Google-branded breakfast cereal.


Me too man, and I was disappointed when it wasn't.
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I saw the title, and because you didn't write OS, I thought they were releasing a cereal.

I am disappoint


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#19
Google should stay at search engine.

I think they are pushing it a bit now..
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#20
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The reason I havent said anything is because
a) netbooks are a waste of money, so why would I care about an os built just for them, and b) because every time google tries to release something to be on par with the rest of the industries standards, they fail.

have you heard of android? google also took over the online map database (mapquest used to be OG).

EDIT: i think this is good for the computer industry. there needs to be new and different operating systems other than just windows and mac being sold on computers. the industry needs to take a page out of the cell phone business where there are a multitude of operating systems for different phones (webOS, windows mobile, iPhone, android, S60, and more). i want to see the likes of google or intel competing in the operating systems market. and i don't want them to be on ****ty little netbooks. netbooks are a waste of money and are only necessary if you want to type papers and search for stuff on the internet which you can just as well do on a laptop except more. i'm sick of looking at computers that have the same two operating systems running on a variety of different computers. actually, they aren't even a variety since HP, toshiba, dell, and sony all make the same laptops out of the same chipsets and architecture. there's no driving force behind these companies that makes me want to think "i want to get a [insert brand name]!"
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#21
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The way the thread title is spelt out, I thought this was about a Google-branded breakfast cereal.

Same here
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#22
its all marketing. like the way they have pop up adds in youtube videos.
because you wont be able to use office or firefox or MSN messenger, you be forced to use google's web 2.0 alternates (google docs etc.)
hence... more money for google

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