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Submission + - The Google Desktop has arrived?

jjohn_h writes: Google has a Linux based operating system for mobile phones, Android. It is open source and two guys have now managed to compile it for an Asus netbook:

http://venturebeat.com/2009/01/01/android-netbooks-on-their-way-likely-by-2010/

Immediately, speculation gets ripe that Android will soon be running on PCs and laptops:

http://practical-tech.com/operating-system/the-google-linux-desktop-has-arrived/
http://venturebeat.com/2009/01/02/an-faq-about-those-android-netbooks/

while, needless to say, officialdom is displeased

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10130422-64.html

For my part, I surely hope it is going to happen. Since Android does not rely on X11 but has its own framebuffer graphics that would indeed be a cosmic shift.
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