Thursday, November 19, 2009

Google Offers a Peek at the Chrome Operating System - NYTimes.com

Google Offers a Peek at the Chrome Operating System - NYTimes.com

Google started picking up operating system programmers a few years ago, fueling speculation that they'd come out with their own. Looks like it's happened! 7 seconds is a great boot time, but this thing sounds a little light. It'll be interesting to watch this play out.

I'm wondering when a new Linux based contender is going to come out. I'd been under the impression that Mac OS X was based on a Linux core, but prior to posting this I wanted to double-check that assumption and I discovered it's not the case. In fact, Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernal says the OS X core is a piece of crap, so I was very wrong in that impression.