The Google Chrome OS
Posted Jul 9, 2009 13:55 UTC (Thu) by pboddie
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Overall, this will be a HUGE step forward for Open Source
Not if the freedom aspect is the thing which draws you to open source (or, really, Free Software) in the first place. I'm sure we'll hear from the usual parade of people saying that if stuff like this makes Linux popular then "we've won!", but if/when we emerge with a bunch of offerings as locked down as those coming from Apple or Microsoft today, but which just happen to run Linux, any claim of victory will be a bit like taking credit for making the saddles used by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they ride into town.
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