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rheum101 writes: Fellow slashdotters — I have been considering the pros and cons of the recently announced Google ChromeOS. I would love to have a bog standard PC boot fast (10 secs), load straight to browser for all my Gmailing and day to day surfing (and then maybe give me a "load Windows" button if I want to pull in all my legacy thick apps). Even better would be to have this on a USB stick so that ANY USB bootable PC can get me to my online apps ASAP. Imagine how frustrated that I am to have to wait for another year for ChromeOS and to have to buy a ChromeOS — specific machine. But wait! All of the pieces I need to do this are here in the OSS world today — I am just asking for a very fast loading Linux+Firefox on a USB stick, right? Maybe the touted 10 secs Ubuntu boot or the DamnSmallLinux can do the trick somehow. Can anyone help me get this pulled together? (I am not a source coder, but can handle drive partitioning and such)......

Comment Re:Google Frame (Score 1) 236

I for one am in the "unwilling" category since I am stuck in IE7 for roboform and for some use of IE7 rich text editor mode. Chrome frame is what I need today. This is like Windows containing a DOS backward compatibility mode in the '90s - it's a transition path strategy. When rf supports Chrome browser and I have moved off my home grown rte WCM app (to Google sites), then I will switch. No Google, I will never store pwds in the browser, so get on the phone to rf pdq. Not only does Google want Chrome Frame to make all apps work & simplify development. They are willing to hold success of their killer app (Wave) hostage to everyone either moving off IE, or at least going "half-way" to Chome Frame. This gives them critical mass the fastest route. And they are smart enough to provide this as a developer platform since this it the other side of the coin. Now let's see what happns when MS kills Chrome Frame with the next IE "security" update. ~r101

Comment Re:Fine for simple games but... (Score 5, Interesting) 248's an oversimplification to state that perl cannot achieve the same performance as C/C++ ... where 99% of the time is spent deep within optimized libraries and perl (or any scripting language) is used to initialize and facilitate interaction, then it is quite possible that no material performance hit will result ... only profiling can really reveal this ... ...and perl / PHP / whatever is a MUCH easier on ramp than getting into deep C++ OO structures...

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. - Kahlil Gibran