I also heard that the chrome OS will be "optimized for use with netbooks" which i take to mean that it will be very watered down to be able to be run on the netbooks crappy processors and minimal ram.
Yeah bro, not funny.
i might get chrome os as i have the windows 7 beta so i'll give google a go
I'm looking forward to trying out this operating system. I'm duel booting Vista and Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and I'm using Windows 7 on my desktop.
But I'm going to agree with one of the people in the article, this OS really is being overhyped. Google hasn't really had many major successes besides their search engine. From what I have read, it will be available for netbooks. Whether or not they will have an .iso isn't known. The Google Chrome OS will, in my eyes, be more popular among computer novices as a free alternative to Windows as Linux distributions have a reputation (one that it doesn't really deserve) to be incredibly difficult to use. Google is well known and trusted.
These are just my speculations. I'm not going to get too excited.
I know that this is an old thread, but I can't resist. Do you people realize that the Chrome "OS" is nothing more than a Linux distribution with a custom windowing system that prevents you from doing anything besides use the web browser? The entire thing is absurd, and every aspect of it goes against the goals that they claim.
In the size sense, HTML and other web technologies are naturally very verbose. In the speed sense...Originally Posted by Google
They require ridiculously more processing than native binaries.Originally Posted by Google
They're far more complex than native binaries.Originally Posted by Google
Networking is inherently insecure.Originally Posted by Google
And it's all only made more absurd by the fact that they're targeting the weakest machines for their "OS" (calling it that makes me laugh) that requires much more processing power to do anything.
Since everyone is mentioning what operating system they'll be going with...I'll keep using various Unices until I tire of monolithic shite, write some drivers for my hardware, and switch to Minix 3 exclusively. :-)