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Comment Old news, and very likely wrong (Score 1) 331

This was in Forbes on 22.1., and dismissed by IBM on 26.1. ( quite convincingly: "IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones," the company said in the email. "If anyone had checked information readily available from our public earnings statements, or had simply asked us, they would know that IBM has already announced the company has just taken a $600 million charge for workforce rebalancing. This equates to several thousand people, a small fraction of what's been reported." Not sure why Slashdot is picking up on this several days later... Is there any new indication that the 100k number is correct at all?

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 12

Erm... how is this a new OS? Linux always came with different window managers and browsers. Granted, many OSes (incl. proprietary ones) are based on open source kernels. But they would usually modify the kernel in a major way (or just call it a distribution, i.e., "Google Linux") - but in the press statement I don't read "on top of a highly modified Linux kernel". I hope for their sake that they made some revolutionary, meaningful changes to the kernel; otherwise they will just get ridiculed by their competitors as well as the open source community before long.

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 ( 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,"

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