New Evidence Alludes to Google OS

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L1QU1D

Don't any of you see that this is just opensuse with desklets ? lolz comon poeple. I use this OS its good one ;)

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Evilmale

I like totally predicted this and told my friends that google was coming out with its own OS yaya what now

 considering googles reputation this is sure to be a good product 

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hogkill

Im using it right now.

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Keith E. Whisman

What I want from Google is a nice powerful OS that supports Windows Software. If it works in Windows it'll work in the Google OS. Perhaps even faster.

That would be awsome.

 

 

If it's linux then there is already a distro with Google as it's central Theme. Will Google pick this up and run with it I hope not. I want an OS that everyone can use without having to recompile this and edit that from the command line. Basically as far as I'm concerned as for ease of use when it comes to installing software that I purchase at a store the Windows Package Manager is the best way to go. That's basically what it is it's a package manager. It's a central piece of software that is used to install programs and it works great. 

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Bender2000

How heavy an OS would be needed for cloud computing? Google OS will be sold on Netbooks and have google apps built in. No challenge to Microsoft in the office, but students and consumers will like it. Would your mother in law buy it?

 

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Gailim

it doesnt matter if its linux based or not. the test for this will be is it easy to use. the primary failing of linux is that you still need to use CLI commands for basic tasks. that is just not acceptible for an OS that hopes to be widespread. if they can make all of the basic function availble in easy GUI form then this OS at least has a chance. if not... then its not even worth talking about

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horzo

When's the last time you looked at a Linux distro? I use Kubuntu on both my work desktop and a personal laptop daily, and it really has become pretty brainless. Granted, I know what I'm doing, but I can easily get through the basics of my day (email, web, moving files around, etc.) entirely through the GUI.

Remember that OSX is nothing but a UNIX variant (BSD) with a pretty GUI on top. If Google chooses to do the same sort of thing with Linux, it's easily possible.

 

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Gailim

I include installing programs to be a "basic task"

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windbane

Not surprising that Google wants to have its own OS, where all the built-in apps are Google branded ie Gmail, Chrome, Googles Apps etc, hmmm really does sound like they want to be like Microsoft...but it will probably just be a Google flavour of Linux.

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FrancesTheMute

if someone were to challenge the 800-lb gorilla that is Microsoft in the OS department, Google would probably be the ones to do it.  If they could make a Google OS that's got a very small footprint, and can run Windows programs right out of the box, then they'd have a winner.

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horzo

you can't have an OS "that runs Windows programs right out of the box" with like-for-like performance and compatibility without using (or at least emulating REALLY convincingly) a significant chunk of the Windows code base. This is precisely why Microsoft itself hasn't completely rewritten the Windows kernel... they have to put a high priority on compatibility with legacy software.

It's been well know for quite awhile that Google uses its own in-house Linux distro for employee workstations, etc. Any OS they come up with is likely to be heavily Linux-based with a Google-branded GUI on top,

 

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nekollx

This is GOOGLE were talking about though. Heck knowing them the Google OS (once it passes out of beta which we all know wil be something like a 3 year long open source affair if the past is any indication) will probably suppost Liniux, Mac and Windows out of the box, transparently.

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Digital-Storm

Please spell linux correctly next time. Thankyou.

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hades_2100

While we're at it, please spell 'thank you' correctly next time.

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