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Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby liljim » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:03 pm

Maybe its just me but i expect google to announce plans for its own operating system before long. Android, their smartphone OS, is gaining popularity all the time and i can easily see them easing into the PC operating system market. They have already got their feet wet with Chrome and tons of small google apps and widgets and the success of the google earth application was amazing. Its used by most all the major news broadcasters now when showing any global event/location. I wouldnt be surprised to see something in the next year or so, what do you think?
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Re: Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby Psymon » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:07 pm

How'd you miss this one? Google have already announced an OS. They're calling it Chrome at the moment, which is the same name they gave to their web browser so it's asking for a bit of confusion.

I don't expect I'll ever show any interest in it though since it won't run me games.
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Re: Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby Gecko » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:46 pm

Psymon wrote: They're calling it Chrome at the moment, which is the same name they gave to their web browser so it's asking for a bit of confusion.

Not really I'm sure it's part of their overall master plan, everything is moving to internet based, as Google has proven with their online services. I think the basic OS will be very light and most programs will be added from the internet on demand like plug-ins. So all they are really going to need for an OS is to be able to run a browser, Chrome.

Reports are that it will be based on the Linux kernel, be Open Source and free. :D
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Re: Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby liljim » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:27 am

wow, i need to update my bookmarks dont i. If its built on a linux kernel i just might have to try it.
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Re: Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby Axelation » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:00 am

They have already dabbled with such OS on the mini notebooks. Check out gOS. It is a Googled up version of Linux designed to be light weight for the mini PC's.
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Re: Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby Horace » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:39 pm

They've been talking about it for a while. I'm still waiting for it to come out. I guess they've been preoccupied with Android OS lately as it has become quite popular. I'm curious to see the OS when it comes out. Hopefully it's not a dud like Google Wave.
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Re: Will google make a PC operating system?

Postby VaporNation » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:44 pm

probably not
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