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11:34PM

Chrome OS: Haven’t You Heard of Linux?

After reading dozens, and I mean dozens of articles about Chrome OS and how it is going to be a hit to Microsoft and Apple. When reading the articles, they usually run down the features of the operating system, and the announcements that Google made about it.

Here is an example list from ZDnet.

Timing.

Note the 12-18 month delivery: they’ve been watching how M$ freezes the market with “strategic” pre-annoucements.

Pricing.

Free, as in open-source. M$ will have to fight for every dollar from netbook makers. Google should be handing out “Chrome OS” coffee cups to every M$ OEM starting with HP and Dell.

Target.

Developers: “For application developers, the web is the platform. . . . [it will give] developers the largest user base of any platform.”

Goal.

“. . . computers need to get better.” More like a big smartphone and less like a server – a clear swipe at M$.

Market.

“. . . small netbooks to full-size desktop systems.” Google is generously ceding the server OS market to M$ and Linux – for now.

Hm. Sounds a lot like something we know already huh?

Let’s go back to pricing. Notice that it says that it will be free and open-source. Just about every Linux distro is open source and completely free, all you have to do is download the disk image and burn it to a disk (excluding SUSE).

Let’s take a look at the market as well. Is linux aimed at netbooks as well? Yes. Linux is so lightweight, just as Google says Chrome OS will be, that it needs very little memory and processing power to run and still be fast, sometimes as little as 256MB-512MB of RAM.

I’m surprised Google gave the OS a target. You shouldn’t be “targeting” any certain group, if you are making an operating system, it’s best that you advertise it to be the best for EVERYONE, not a certain group. Bad on Google’s part. Even if they are including developer tools to really make it “special” for developers, it seems very un-google-like to not target the entire user base.

What’s all the hype about?

JD

My Bite Into Apple

http://mybiteintoapple.com

9:55PM

Hibi no Neiro - Sour (Music Video)

"This music video was shot for Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album 'Water Flavor EP'. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.

Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura"

 I've seen some really cool videos in my life, but this, by far, has got to be one of the coolest ones I have ever seen! Everything seems to just flow perfectly, and these people have never even met or been in the same room as each other.

 

7:33PM

T-Mobile G1 Tethering To My Macbook Pro & iPod Touch

What's up guys, Byron here once again. I know you guys have got to be tired of seeing me by now but I got another video. I recently rooted my T-Mobile G1. Rooting is similar to Jailbreaking in the sense that it gives the user priviledge to run apps that aren't approved by google/t-mobile. Right at the top of the list of unapproved apps is any App that allows you to tether your 3g service. In this video I demonstrate my G1 tethering to both my Macbook Pro & iPod Touch. Hope you guys enjoy!

6:26PM

Love video games? or Mario? Or just want to support a good cause? Check out Mario Marathon.

Mario is a video game legend, we all know that. So if you like Mario, Video games, or just want to help a good cause, Mario Marathon is for you. Starting tomorrow Brian, Chris, and John (Cough guy, slouch guy, and shirt guy) will conquer through all of the Super Mario Bros games. Why? It's for a good cause. All the money raised will go to the charity Childs Play, which gives toys and video games to children in the hospital. So come and join the fun! All of this will be live on Ustream.tv tomorrow at 9am. So come and donate!http://www.mariomarathon.com/

12:12PM

Google Chrome OS

OK! So, you may or may not know Google are creating their own Operating System called 'Google Chrome OS.' The thing i want to know is, is this a good thing? or is this a bad thing?

In my eyes and the eyes of many other people, Google own too much of the Internet market share. They own some of the best and biggest websites on the web today. These include: Google.com, Google Mail, Google Docks etc and yes, Our all beloved 'YouTube.' People have mixed takes on weather they are doing a good job or not with YouTube but that's a different post, and also Googles latest addition to this is Google Chrome.

So, yeah! They have the top sites on the web, A web browser of their own and now they want there own OS. I don't know weather to laugh or cry.

While the new OS by Google 'Google Chrome OS' will not be a match for Windows or OS X now, in a few years they could own a few percentage of the OS market share. Now, that may not look or seem like allot but to Apple and Microsoft but more competition from a company as big as Google could be really bad in the few years to come.

Now i want to know, What's your takes on Google and what their doing. Personally i don't like it. But thats just one boys opinion.

Link to Google OS article:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

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