Will Google Release an Operating System?

Oct 27, 2006 • 7:44 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

A DigitalPoint Forums thread has a poll asking folks if they think if Google "will ever release a Disk Operating System?" By "disk" operating system, I assume he means a OS that runs native on your PC.

I personally don't think Google would go that far. I think they want to make an OS, in some sense, that runs off of the browser. Can a browser be an OS? Honestly, I do not know enough about computers to say if it is possible. There must be some basic kernel components to boot the box up. :-)

In any event, we had a few related topics discussed here in the past, they include:

Currently the poll is leading towards people voting yes, Google will develop a drive OS. I personally don't know.

Forum discussion and poll at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Comments:

Elliott Back

10/28/2006 03:17 pm

The answer is clearly no. Google runs commodity linux on their servers to create their distributed infrastructure platform. They provide value at a higher level than the OS layer.

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