08 December 2010

Not All Chrome Glisters

The unveiling of Google's Chrome OS is rather extraordinary - not so much for what was announced, but how. After all, the first details of Chrome OS were revealed nearly 18 months ago:

On Open Enterprise blog.

4 comments:

PV said...

On a somewhat unrelated note, do you think it will be possible to install alternative browsers on Chrome OS? If this is possible, it would be both great for competition and hugely ironic given that the OS flowered from a browser.
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a Linux Mint user since 2009 May 1

glyn moody said...

@PV: that's a good question. I've not seen any indications that you can't. I think that Google reckon most people would just stick with the default. I think Chrome has already been excellent from this viewpoint.

PV said...

Yes, but excellence isn't an excuse for shutting out competition. This is exactly the road Microsoft went down early last decade regarding Internet Explorer. If Google doesn't in fact allow installations of competing browsers, I smell an EU antitrust lawsuit coming right up!
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a Linux Mint user since 2009 May 1

glyn moody said...

@PV: well, I think we can distinguish between Chrome (seems good) and Chrome OS (maybe not so much...)