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Google is planning to spin out its browser-based Chrome OS "operating system" in the "late fall" of 2010, according to a Mountain View wonk. Sundar Pichai, who was speaking at the Computex show yesterday, said the company's Windows rival would arrive later this year. However, Google's product management veep didn't nail a …

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Dead Vulture

32 and 64 bits

El Reg, WTF is x86-32? it's already bad with 64 bit, where they call it AMD64, EMT64m x86_64 or now x86-64, apparently, all for the same platform? Oh I know, EMT64 is intel's copy of AMD64 ....but please, standards, please ... I am tired of all these different spellings of the same shit!

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Not just different spellings

The differences are there to determine what hardware platform the software can run on. x86 is used to denote a processor family based on Intel's 8086 and it's derivatives. x86-32 is commonly used to tell them apart from the other processor architectures such as SPARC and PowerPC.

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Anonymous Coward

Meh

/careface

That is all.

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So....

Basically it's a single app, the Chrome browser, running on a linux/BSD kernel with all the web-apps housed up at the choccy-factory? Fair do's!

I'm sure I will grab a copy for a play in a VM, but this will be nothing more than a 5 min wonder for most of us.

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I've already played with an early version.

Installed an image in VirtualBox. It is just Chrome browser with an extra settings tab and an always-open GMail tab.

My reaction was "meh" -- I can see it being used on very cheap hardware but it's even less exciting than the iPad.

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I wonder...

I wonder if anyone will sue Google, claiming that their browser is monopolising the online experience, as happened to Microsoft in the late 90's/early noughties.

Irony.

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if somebody could

explain to me what the f... hell means a "native WEB OS", I'd be glad to learn how to make my brain believe in oxymorons.

So tired of this "lying and misleading is just normal marketing" thing.

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Big Brother

Not interested

I won't touch this unless someone does an analysis of the released binaries to find out what it's leaking back to Google and their ever-expanding big brother database.

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Not interested

I tried Chrome browsing but dumped it after only a few days. Lots of reasons but the killer was that I couldn't find anything like NoScript. Now there's Chrome OS? What's the point?

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Is it me,

or did this announcement sound particularly Microsoftian in how much vaporware is being waved about? I know all companies do it to some degree, but maybe we need a 'jumping the shark' icon in the list.

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