Chrome OS

Chrome OS has been announced today, and from a quick look at this video, it very much looks like it is some kind of Coreboot (formerly LinuxBIOS), X and Chrome combination. As such, it seems it’s not something you’re going to fully enjoy on any computer.

Update: Apparently, they use their own firmware and a Linux 2.6.30 kernel. If they went the custom firmware route, and wanted a fast boot, I wonder why they didn’t start with Coreboot, instead.

2009-11-19 21:32:56+0100

miscellaneous, p.d.o

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

3 Responses to “Chrome OS”

  1. Kai Hendry Says:

    Webconverger 5.7 fully boots on a EEEPC 900 in just under a minute. It’s not that bad.

    It shuts down in 0 seconds. :-)

    If people used Webconverger with suspend then I don’t understand why fast cold booting is all that important and worth the custom firmware route.

    I need to study it a bit more, though they seem to start with debootstrap & karmic.

  2. Jim Says:

    “I wonder why they didn’t start with Coreboot, instead.” Because it’s Google and they have strong NIH syndrome.

  3. ham Says:

    “I wonder why they didn’t start with Coreboot, instead.” …”NIH syndrome”… Nah, cause coreboot povides less free-rider value then the kernel (as in “just works everywhere”).

Leave a Reply