It wants to be the henhouse.
“It’s been an exciting nine months since we launched the Google Chrome browser,” Google says on its blog, going on, “However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome â the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be (IOHO).”
Giant Net advertising company Google is into politics (it’s deeply entrenched in the US government henhouse), it already has its hands on personal and private health records everywhere and wants more, hundreds millions of people use its email, its cameras are capturing people’s houses around the world for display on Google pages, then there’s Android and WAVE, etc and so on.
Now it wants us to allow it to fully penetrate our computers with its very own operating system.
“Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks,” it says, going on:
“Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.”
It plays on the phrase ‘open source’ but I strongly doubt the technology it’s using and creating for its new operating system will be 100% free and clear to everyone and anyone, anywhere. Android and WAVE are, for example, ‘semi-open source,’ whatever that means.
It goes on »»»
Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.
I’m really sorry. I truly am. I’d love to believe Google is the kindly, caring, gentle giant it pretends to be.
“Google is a business,” it states. “The revenue the company generates is derived from offering its search technology to companies and from the sale of advertising displayed on Google and on other sites across the web.”
And everything centres on that.
I admit I find Google and power it wields frightening. I have this image of a huge, fat, overbearing entity standing above me, rubbing its hands together as it ensnares more and more people, pulling them into its vast net of applications and ‘services,’ all the while claiming it’ll Do No Evil.
The people who run Google are like people who run corporations everywhere. They have absolutely no concept of ‘enough’. They have to have more. And more. And more …
And now it wants me to open the doors wide to my Personal Computer.
But wait a minute. Could that be a good thing?
Could it actually challenge Microsoft’s almost total control of what goes on inside people’s computers?
That’d be good.
But we already have Linux, a completely free, no-strings-attached alternative to Steve and the Boyz. Then there’s Apple, with all kinds of strings.
And there’s a huge collection of other lesser known operating systems.
Now the Google O/S?
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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