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Submission + - Google announces open-source Chrome OS

geog33k writes: "Google has announced a new open-source OS that will first target netbooks. Quoting Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management and Linus Upson, "Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.""
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Submission + - The Google OS is Announced (blogspot.com) 2

popdookey writes: "It's true, it's real, and it's announced. Google will have an OS aimed at netbooks, and it will co-exist with Android. It will be fast booting, all applications will run over the web, and they will be supported through any standards-compliant web browser. The announcement is here, http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html"

Submission + - Intel brings rich UI to Moblin Linux platform (arstechnica.com)

2mob writes: Intel's Linux-based Moblin operating system recently got a significant user interface overhaul. The platform's new graphical shell, which was unveiled Tuesday in a new Moblin 2 beta release, delivers top-notch usability and slick visual effects. The developers have completely reinvented the concept of virtual desktops and have replaced it with a more fluid "zone" system that makes it easier to organize how windows are grouped together. The shell also has tightly-integrated social network and messaging features, such as a built-in Twitter client and an instant messenger buddy list. Ars Technica tested Moblin beta 2 on Dell netbook and has published a comprehensive hands-on look at the new user interface.

Comment Re:People will complain.... (Score 1) 329

Yeah but it feels stupid to pay for something you had for free for so long and not have any bonuses for that while people who live in richer countries don't have to pay anything. In my country a lot of people don't even have credit cards so they most likely won't pay even if they can afford it. And there are a lot more poorer countries then mine.

Comment Re:What about Spotify? (Score 0, Offtopic) 329

I'd like an invite please :). My email is my user name at gmail.com. Thanks. Maybe we should send invites to all our last.fm friends? This subscription just seems wrong, instead of offering more features, like listening to whole albums, they discriminate people by their IP address. I know nothing is free but since we contributed by scrobbling I think we deserve more. Not to mention developers who contributed to their client. I happily subscribe to flickr because I get MORE for a pro account. I actually stopped pirating because of last.fm and now I have to go back to soulseek and torrent. I feel like a fool because I recommended last.fm to so many people. Come march 30th, i'm deleting the account.

Comment Re:I'm not dead yet (Score 1) 576

I think the article talks about the difference in the way of delivery (centralized vs. multiple sources) rather then the act of watching. You seem not to see the wood from the trees, you can watch youtube on the 24" screen if it's connected to the pc. It's also a question of time when all TV will have a browser of some sort. And you can watch it on your mobile, laptop or whatever. It means you won't tune in to watch the the show at the exact time on the exact tv channel but you'll probably take a link from a facebook friend and watch it at the time of your convenience. You could have, for example, 'my recommendations' menu on your tv remote just as you have a dvd menu. What is important is that you don't get served in the same way which will change the kind of shows you are watching

Comment Re:Why it will fail (Score 1) 617

I don't own a smartphone yet, because I don't want to have to carry anything that costs more than 100 euros in my pocket, but the way I see it the OS and it's apps on the mobile phone are different from your desktop PC. You don't need complex programs like photoshop or word on such a small device. Most of the stuff is pretty simple and will come off the web pretty soon. That means that it will be cheap or free (as in beer) or OSS. So in a while there will be nothing to differentiate significantly the handsets software wise and the only thing will be hardware (especially the looks of it, since we tend to take these things publicly) and easy of use. And price, of course.

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