Google Chrome OS

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    Google Chrome OS

    Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS

    Have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, seems like another pipe dream, wasting time and community resources. Seems like a good cause, on the other.

    Maybe... if the user interface is made attractive, they can pull it off. Given the type of consumer being targeted, I can't think of anything more important.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Ah, a new Linux distro with their own windowing system. I'm interested to see what they do differently than other distributions.

    There had been rumours (and I think Google confirmed it) about Google having their own Linux distro for their internal use.

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    all the applications are web applications? lame.

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    11 Undocumented Features Of Google Chrome OS
    1. Your family photos are accompanied by text ads for skin care and diet plans.
    2. Removes all Falun Gong references from your files.
    3. Every month, the hard drive is automatically defragged and investigated for anti-trust violations.
    4. Invests in, develops, acquires, and abandons your best ideas.
    5. Integrated tax preparation software includes "I'm Feeling Lucky" deductible button.
    6. Changes your icons daily, forcing you to look up which obscure scientific figure is having a birthday.
    7. Spends 20% of its time not doing what you tell it to do.
    8. Prevents all evil activity unless it is deemed to be for the good of the shareholders.
    9. Masseuse comes by every Monday afternoon.
    10. Constant crashes won't bother anybody as long as it's labeled "Beta".
    11. "Beta" status won't expire until 2038.
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    12. Everything you do on the Internet will be forwarded to Google at some point.

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    I, too, fail to see the purpose of this OS.
    An OS is not just the web - on the contrary. It is but ONE of the things that an OS must make sure works properly.
    Unless they're radically going to create a new OS from the ground-up for tomorrow's needs (such as better multi-threading, security, scalability), I don't see why we need it...
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I was pretty disappointed when I read it was going to be a web based OS. But if anything it will give Linux and the open source movement more recognition which they could really use.

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    I remember about 4 years ago, when my dad was telling me how Google'll eventually make an OS.

    It's not a bad idea to make an internet based OS. However, though it may make doing stuff on the internet nice, you'll have a hard time doing anything else. A computer does existing for more than the internet. I could see an OS like this being awesome for public portals, but pretty much useless to any individual. (on the other hand, I don't like Chrome, and yet, millions use it, so who knows)
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    I fail to see why they must make an OS and not an application for the web ideas.
    What is so great about the "web OS"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I think it's going to be a great OS as it is developed by the big G. My only concerns are privacy.
    Of course, Richard Stallman is going to be very mad when it comes out.

    Edit:
    Quote Originally Posted by Official Google blog
    And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.
    It would be interesting to know how they are going to manage the issues like cross browser compatibility and what web technologies are going to be used. Are they going to port the entire linux kernel to a web scripting language such as javascript?. Or would it require installation like eyeOS which is also an cloud computing OS?
    Last edited by stevesmithx; 07-09-2009 at 12:41 PM.
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    >> Of course, Richard Stallman is going to be very mad when it comes out.

    Why? Maybe he's off topic, but the OS is open source so I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    >> Of course, Richard Stallman is going to be very mad when it comes out.

    Why? Maybe he's off topic, but the OS is open source so I don't understand.

    Here you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    Of course, Richard Stallman is going to be very mad when it comes out.
    Dunno. As far as I can tell, Richard Stallman is already wearing his apron and baking cookies for when Schmidth comes around looking for answers. "Here, take my cookie. I promise, by the time you're done eating it, you'll feel right as rain."
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Dunno. As far as I can tell, Richard Stallman is already wearing his apron and baking cookies for when Schmidth comes around looking for answers. "Here, take my cookie. I promise, by the time you're done eating it, you'll feel right as rain."
    haha. . I don't think Richard Stallman is an oracle though.
    Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted
    - Albert Einstein.


    No programming language is perfect. There is not even a single best language; there are only languages well suited or perhaps poorly suited for particular purposes.
    - Herbert Mayer

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    Web OS? Reality check, please. Don't you mean "browser"?
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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