When those shiny Chrome things get used and beaten up, rust spots
showing through, bits flaking off , etc ... then they start to look real
tacky and so yesterday.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [wlug] Fwd: FW: Google announces Chrome operating system
From: Simon Green <simon(a)simongreen.name>
Date: Thu, July 09, 2009 11:08 am
To: Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
2009/7/9 Roderick Aldridge <rod-a(a)hnpl.net>
Yes, I think it is a two-edged sword for FOSS. It
has the potential to
split and weaken FOSS - Chrome browser is a competitor of Firefox.
I think it is excellent news. We already have a variety of GUI based browser
(epiphany for gnome and konquerer for KDE). Chromium (the Chrome based
browser for Linux) is a long way off from being production ready though (it
still doesn't support plugins like flash or gears).
ComputerWorld has an article today about the privacy aspect of ChromeOS.
As it's open source, any one that wants to know what the code is doing can
do so. That's something that Microsoft don't offer.
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