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Originally Posted by varelg
So, yet another Linux distro?
From what I hear it's not necessarily Linux but it is a Unix-like OS. That's what I like about it. I won't have to learn new commands to use the command line. Can't wait to try it out.
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Originally Posted by Bradj47
From what I hear it's not necessarily Linux but it is a Unix-like OS. That's what I like about it. I won't have to learn new commands to use the command line. Can't wait to try it out.
You may have misperception what OS is. Most of people never access OS, just use provided utilities which are not really part of OS. OS is just a kernel and basic, supporting libraries. One can create any user environment on top of this. This is why we can have Cygwin imitating UNIX environment in the Windows OS. One could drastically change OS without most users never noticing it. What we commonly call UNIX are utilities that give that environment a specific flavor.
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From what I hear it's not necessarily Linux but it is a Unix-like OS..
Why would you say that? Smilie

Google has publicly stated it is based on Linux.... this quote is directly from the Google press release.

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The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform.
Please don't post hearsay when it is so easy to get the facts with a simple Google search.
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Let me revive the thread, as Google has officially announced Chrome OS. Well, they say : "Most of all, we are obsessed with speed". While I'm with them for performance optimizations, an OS or Application that's relying on Internet connections is not my choice, especially in places where the wireless internet is still extremely slow. I'm also not OK with my data stored somewhere, in some electro-clouds. Not being paranoid, I have nothing to hide, but I'm just against the idea of someone else taking control of a large pools of data. Especially mine. I wasn't able to understand how's the situation handled when I have no Internet connection, which happens sporadically. And, in the end, there are other things besides Web.
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Post seems pretty dead, but here's my 2c...

From what I have heard, even your music will be on-line... I'm not to sure how it works in other countries, but here in South Africa we pay for every megabyte we use... The operating system might be free, but your data plan will kill you 7 times!

Also I agree with sysgate. My information on someone else's PC? I don't even like my information on my PC. And I know the information on my dad's PC could be sold for a couple of million if you know the right people. He will obviously be fired... But what if the could owner (Google in this case) realize they need a bit of money. Besides, with their searching technology, it won't be hard for them to get the best of files... Not that I'm saying Google is like that, but they could if they wanne.

I think the way they are compiling this new OS might spread to other Linux Distro's... Your PC might boot in 2 seconds, you login to your browser... Check your mail, start your favorite music player, all this while the rest of your OS is loading. I mean why not?

Allot of this is great, and allot of this will help us in other levels of engineering computers... But unless you have a full speed always active uncapped Internet connection... Its kinda pointless.

Other than that, I'm really interested to trying it out! Think its gonne be a unique experience...

Thats my 2c...

Xethron
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Originally Posted by Bradj47
From what I hear it's not necessarily Linux but it is a Unix-like OS.
sorry about the old bump, but i think there's something that should be said, on top of what else has been said about this, and that is Unix-like is a definition of Linux.

i know i know, it's actually named after the creator, and not the similar letters in the name, but if you look up any Linux distro on wiki you will find they're defined as Unix-like on the right hand side of the page.
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