Living in interesting times

14 July 2009
by Jeremy WhiteJeremy White

Last week, Google announced their newest operating system, Chrome OS. And the internet exploded with speculation and scheming about what it all means. But whether Chrome OS is a 'Windows Killer' or a big yawn, I don't care - I'm jumping up and down and celebrating regardless.

That is, I crave diversity, innovation, and freedom of choice. I believe that technology, particularly computer software, can drastically change the world for the better. And I believe that the more choices there are, the better. And to me, the emergence of products like Chrome OS signal the beginning of a new wave of innovation and choice in the technology field.

So you can bet that when Chrome OS comes out, we'll have an offering ready for it to enable folks to run their Windows applications on Chrome OS. And we'll be ready to help anyone else that wants to port their application to Chrome OS. That way, anyone that wants to make a different choice will have greater freedom to choose something new and exciting.

And I'll continue celebrating how it's so much fun to be a geek again!

Cheers,
Jeremy

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Tom Wickline
Tom Wickline
Posted 2009-07-19 21:53
What some people out there might be over looking in Google's involvement in creating their own Operating system around a Linux Kernel is on the back end of Chrome they will most likely have to use common Unix tools. And with their investment they will without doubt improve many of the tools that we use on a daily basis on Linux, BSD and Solaris today.

And I find that exciting, further investment in common UNIX.

And as a Operating system for the masses end user usability will be high on their list as well for further improvments.

Just some of the tools that could gain from Chrome OS...

http://elqui.dcsc.utfsm.cl/util/unix/UnixIntro/Utilities.html

Tom
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