[Novalug] Is Google Chrome going to threaten Linux?
william at trilug.org
Wed Jul 8 13:13:27 EDT 2009
As I understand from
it is based on Linux and the Google Chrome browser, with something else
dropped in to replace X. The article also claims that Google intends to
make their OS open source (for whatever that means).
My guess is they're going to have an up hill battle. Microsoft owns a
significant part of the user market because of all the applications that
have been written for Windows (think QuickBooks, AutoCad, various coding
and web development suites, office software, etc.). Apple owns a smaller
but also significant chunk of the market. People buying new systems are
likely to want their systems to be compatible with
work/friends/relatives/etc. To overcome all of that momentum, at a time
when the market is weak and personal savings rates are higher than they
have been in a long time, is a tall order.
I don't see this fracturing the Linux base *OR* threatening Microsoft.
On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Raul Parra wrote:
>> not sure I understand ... the new Google OS "is" linux - right?
> not necessarily - article says that google says it is open source and
> designed new from ground up.
>> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
>>> This InformationWeek blogger suggests Chrome will fragment Linux
>>> - benefitting M$
>>> Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft
>>> Posted by Mitch Wagner, Jul 8, 2009 11:47 AM
>>> What do you all think?
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