Google Chrome OS Use Cases

Google didn’t do a good job at explaining the intended use of Chrome OS and many people wondered if Google’s operating system is an alternative to Windows. The goal is to build “an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web”.

Nice and brief article that can help to put the new Google OS in the right perspective. Briefly, this OS can’t be seen as competitor to most used operating system: it simply lacks a lot of features to allow such kind of comparisons! Conversely, it came with a number of peculiarity that can be very interesting in selected fields, such as (just to say one) netbooks.

It may be taken as an excellent example of the intrinsic flexibility of linux, don’t you think so?

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Google Chrome OS and Canonical

So 2010 looks set to be a very exciting year. In addition to delivering Ubuntu experiences with both existing and new OEM partners, we will be working with Google on Chrome OS based devices.

 

It’s certainly an exciting thing that Google OS is taking shape. I think that the simple fact that a huge company invest on linux, far from being a problem for the open source community, can bring some new perspectives and some fresh new air on the linux world. And it’s certainly needed, IMHO. Even more good, is discovering that Ubuntu is working with Google in this project…

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