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Because Google Chrome OS is doing SO WELL. End sarcasm.
Chrome OS isn't doing good because Google had the stupid idea of letting Samsung et. al. make "boutique" Chromebooks with Intel Atom . Keys to success: AMD Fusion APU, 11.6", priced at $300-350- you know, since the OS is free, a bit cheaper than Windows netbooks. Maybe $400-450 with a 64gb SSD. And it'd be a wrap.

Why anyone would pay more for something with an Intel Atom w/GMA 3150 and Linux(more or less) on it is beyond me.

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Originally Posted by james8 View Post
ugh i hate it when these random companies try to put their nose into other people's businesses.
OS is for Microsoft and Apple.
Guys, should I tell him? You know, how Apple took BSD code and built OSX off that?
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post #22 of 42
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ugh i hate it when these random companies try to put their nose into other people's businesses.
OS is for Microsoft and Apple.
No, OS is for Operating System. But I digress, now please
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post #23 of 42
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OS is for Microsoft and Apple.
And around 60 other companies, past and present. Do you happen to own a large corporate entity by any chance? No consumer could possibly wish a duopoly on the world.
    
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Guys, should I tell him? You know, how Apple took BSD code and built OSX off that?
First direct him to http://distrowatch.com/ to let him know just how many operating systems with legit purposes exist other than OSX and Windows.

Then direct him to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mac_OS_X for how Apple took a whole bunch of freely-licensed code to build the Darwin Kernel, and what it's based off of etc.
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First direct him to http://distrowatch.com/ to let him know just how many operating systems with legit purposes exist other than OSX and Windows.

Then direct him to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mac_OS_X for how Apple took a whole bunch of freely-licensed code to build the Darwin Kernel, and what it's based off of etc.
This.
    
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ugh i hate it when these random companies try to put their nose into other people's businesses.
OS is for Microsoft and Apple.
It's that kind of thinking that's stifling innovation and competition.
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Opera much?
Chrome looked pretty different than Opera. Lthough, and Opera did just come out with the chrome esque feather ui or something like that.
    
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and what about linux?
This. Linux ftw.

If they made a linux, I wonder what they'd call it. Mozillinux?
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Chrome looked pretty different than Opera. Lthough, and Opera did just come out with the chrome esque feather ui or something like that.
And did it better

In all seriousness though, was it chrome or opera that went that way first? I thought they were around the same time.... I do love my opera though, so very many features and incredibly efficient.
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do not want an os with major memory leaks


but since it will be free i might just have to give it a go
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