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How Google's Chrome OS might look (Mock Up)

Google's so far remained tight-lipped about what its Chrome OS will bring, but that hasn't stopped rampant speculation online, nor claims of having leaked versions installed.

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qface642965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

honestly i really hope this google OS does very well
someone needs to show microsoft

they need the competition anyways maybe that way they won't slack off and get stupid with their OS

Prototype2965d ago

I already run a Dual Boot of win XP and Ubuntu 9, I'll do a triple boot with Google OS just to see how it runs; anything to get rid of Windows once and for all.....just need to have my youtube downloader :D that's the only thing keeping me running Win xp otherwise I run Ubuntu

uie4rhig2965d ago

if thats the only thing, firefox + greasemonkey + VidzBigger will do the trick ;)

evrfighter2965d ago

its made targeting netbooks in mind...keep that in mind before you get your hopes up.

Raf1k12965d ago

do new versions of youtube downloader download the actual file that's uploaded to youtube or some flv file?

internet download manager lets me download the actual file whether it's an avi, mov or whatever.

EXCLUSIVEGAMER2965d ago

If this os takes off...which it might,I expect windows 8 to do everything that this google os does. I just cant deny it.

TheDude2dot02965d ago

@1.3

It is targeted for the all computers from netbooks to personal computers.

Leathersoup2964d ago

I just hope the OS isn't ad ridden. I mean.. that's where Google gets most of it's money from, isn't it?

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F3NIX DX2965d ago

if linux can do...i hope google can do it. It would be awesome if google and linux teamed up for a new generation of Open OS and give competition to Microsoft.

adsaidler2965d ago

chrome is linux based, isn't it?

F3NIX DX2965d ago

it should be if its an open source but i could be wrong.

Finalfantasykid2965d ago

Ya it is. It uses the Linux kernel, but thats about as far as it will go most likely. Google , from what I have read, are making their own desktop environment, file manager and all that jazz.

adsaidler2965d ago

just found it in the developer's blog:

Is Google Chrome OS free?
Yes – Google Chrome OS is an open source project and will be available to use at no cost.

I'm a developer – how can I work with you?
Thanks for your interest. Later this year, the Google Chrome OS code will be open sourced. We're looking forward to working with the open source community and making our own small contribution to the great work being done out there. Please stay tuned.

uie4rhig2965d ago

"Thanks for your interest. Later this year, the Google Chrome OS code will be open sourced. We're looking forward to working with the open source community and making our own small contribution to the great work being done out there. Please stay tuned."
well since the source has yet to be open sourced, i'm assuming that it is not based on linux, i really hope so tho coz that way application support for linux will be much greater if google does something about it!

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JonnyBigBoss2965d ago

So epic. I will jump ship from Microsoft the second a Google OS comes out.

adsaidler2965d ago

good luck playing real games in it dude :P

F3NIX DX2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

devs. allowed users to play games on linux. i'm sure they will do the same on google chrome.

adsaidler2965d ago

to the guy that disagreed, please tell me one AAA title that can be played in an OS other than windows, hassle-free =) i don't get this agrre/disagree system here in n4g, i mean, ppl should show their reasons to justify their agreement or not

adsaidler2965d ago

linux just isn't meant to be a games platform, it's just too complicated for the average user, so it does't count imo

F3NIX DX2965d ago

this might help...a software program called playonlinux allows users to play ANY windows based game on linux.

http://www.linux.com/news/s...

Killjoy30002964d ago

What is with people with real life avatars today lol.

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Whut2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

lol this will be the biggest os flop ever. how is it that I dont even know a single person in real life that have something else than a MS OS?

MS will always be the best os seller on earth.

F3NIX DX2965d ago

your comment is like saying RROD doesn't exist on xbox 360.

Whut2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

no my comment is like saying other OS are irrelevant and wont sale alot in front of Microsofts OS products. Thats reality.

im not saying it wont be a good OS. mac is pretty good.

lol @ talking about xbox360 and rrod in a OS thread. gtfo

qface642965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

THE BIGGEST OS FLOP EVER?

is someone calling windows vista over lol

Whut2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

can't be blamming stuff on Vista.

vista was bad. who cares?

MS been good ever since 95 my dude!

98 was CRAZY back in the days!!

2000 was great

XP greatest thing ever

xp2 great

vista not so good

Windows 7 bout to Clear the other os out the way.

Microsoft is the best in the OS bizz.

keep it real my dude.

If you're the best in the bizz and you make an error once its understandable and people will forgive you! even better they wont even remember it.

uie4rhig2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

naah, saying that other OS's are irrelevant is like saying "opinion is fact".. it's irrelevant for you..
as for chrome OS being a flop, i doubt that very much, simply coz google has the money to get people to work with them, many big brands including acer, asus, hp and toshiba amongst others.. these 4 i just mentioned are ALL big names when it comes to hardware manufacturing so you can guess what they will most likely do..

qface642965d ago

you have to stop and think for a sec and realize that microsoft has been the only real comercial OS provider

so how many other O's can you name besides windows linux and mac osx?

just because something is new doesn't mean its gonna flop

remember the playstation that was new look how it turned out
remember the xbox that was new look how that turned out
same goes for allot of the biggest things out there

everything has to crawl before they learn to walk and eventually start running

uie4rhig2965d ago

yup same with the Wii.. Nintendo took a VERY big risk releasing motion controllers as standard, and it turned out to be the biggest system seller!

Sitdown2965d ago

"remember the playstation that was new look how it turned out
remember the xbox that was new look how that turned out
same goes for allot of the biggest things out there"

I don't think you should compare consoles to an OS. My concern is...given that most consumers are not necessarily power users, why would they even feel the need to try out something new and different...that does not have the track history of the Microsoft OS. Just wondering outside of netbooks, how will Google penetrate the market with content microsoft os users.

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KR1ST0F3R2965d ago

this cannot come out fast enough.

day one windows delete for me.

it will be so simple and efficient knowing google.
everyone will support this in the industry.

I wonder what schemes microsoft will be working on right now to disrupt and undermine this product??? I think the google brand has become too well known and trusted though to be honest.

jerethdagryphon2964d ago

remember this isnt the first time other companys have tried to get out from ms yoke hp was considering it but lacked the resources, if chrome os gets industry support it may have game support nativly if it does that then ms could be in for some rough times