"He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool...shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is willing...teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep...awaken him.
He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise...follow him."
- Chinese Probverb

Google to release an OS
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | Permalink

This is an interesting piece of news. According to the official Google blog they are working on a new OS called "Google Chrome OS". This is excellent news. We seriously lack competition in the OS market where Windows dominates. I have always wanted Apple to release Mac OS X for PC. I'm pretty sure it would be quite successful and be able to give Microsoft a run for the money. But so far they haven't been willing to do so, because they still want to sell their hardware at premium prices. I know it's possible to run Mac OS X on a PC if you're willing to hack around and have the right hardware, but the people doing that are of course a very tiny fraction of the market.

It'll be interesting to see what Google's OS will be like. From the description so far it sounds mostly like a Linux kernel and a browser, which to me doesn't sound like an actual OS, but more like a customized Linux distribution slimmed down for netbooks. But we'll see what it really is when it's released. I for one hope that we'll see a real competitor on this market.

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