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2005-03-02 04:18:44 PM
I certainly hope so.
 
2005-03-02 04:19:07 PM
I need something more tangible
 
2005-03-02 04:19:28 PM
not if microsoft can help it
 
2005-03-02 04:19:42 PM
Google is already using a custom version of linux to drive their search engine. Don't expect it for your desktop any time soon.
 
2005-03-02 04:19:46 PM
Google XP?
 
2005-03-02 04:20:06 PM
Yahoo news eh hardy har :)
 
2005-03-02 04:20:45 PM
Article Text:

Speaking of Microsoft, Dave Winer found an interesting tidbit. Seems that Google has hired away one of the companys operating system gurus, a fellow by the name of Mark Lucovsky Whats Google got up its collective sleeve? Let your imagines roam, my droogs.
--Charles Cooper

heh, i bet there are comments that will be longer than this.
 
2005-03-02 04:20:55 PM
I wouldn't put it past google to release a desktop OS, but if they were going to do it, they wouldn't use anything windows-esque as a base.

They employ some very smart people, they would probably either create their own, or use some flavour of Open Source.
 
2005-03-02 04:21:02 PM
One programmer hired is the first step in building an entire OS? I mean, I guess you have to start somewhere, but... On the other hand, it should replace the "Start" button with "GIS for Boobies?". I mean, let's face it -- that's more accurate.
 
2005-03-02 04:21:10 PM
 
2005-03-02 04:21:17 PM
This would be especially cool, considering how cool of a company Google is already.
 
2005-03-02 04:21:35 PM
Probably not.
 
2005-03-02 04:21:40 PM
Not sure if I would trust them if they are hiring Microsoft employees to make an operating system.
 
2005-03-02 04:22:03 PM
They are trying to figure out how to incorporate the Google Browser into the Google OS.
 
2005-03-02 04:23:21 PM
Microsoft decided to crush Netscape because of similar rumours.
 
2005-03-02 04:23:27 PM
I'd buy it if it was GooOSX...


... other than that, no dice.
 
Ral
2005-03-02 04:23:35 PM
If they put as much crap in it as they put in their toolbar, no thanks.

/malware is the spawn of the Devil
 
2005-03-02 04:23:47 PM
 
2005-03-02 04:25:37 PM
My imagines are staying put.
 
2005-03-02 04:25:40 PM

"Trust us -- we have better haircuts than Bill Gates!"
 
2005-03-02 04:25:54 PM
2005-03-02 04:21:40 PM Polartank13


Not sure if I would trust them if they are hiring Microsoft employees to make an operating system


Some of us farkers here work for Microsoft, you insensitive clod! :-)
 
2005-03-02 04:27:51 PM
If it's POSIX compliant, then I'm sold.
 
2005-03-02 04:27:51 PM
Linux v. Microsoft flamewar in 3...2...1...
 
2005-03-02 04:28:14 PM


/teh only good OS is Amiga OS.
 
2005-03-02 04:28:26 PM
This is pretty old news if you read Slashdot. The general consensus is that Google is working on a 'gBrowser' version of Firefox, and a 'gLinux' version of Linux.
 
2005-03-02 04:28:36 PM
Ohhhh.....c'mon

Lets think about it....one of your products is a Desktop serach engine that ties to your websearch engine, it makes sense to have an OS Guru onboard, does it not?
 
2005-03-02 04:29:23 PM
Micro$oft SUCKS

What were you saying about a flamewar?
 
2005-03-02 04:29:58 PM
Microsoft employees on fark. Somehow, that explains the quality of product...

;)
 
2005-03-02 04:31:05 PM
Let's not forget that Google is merely reinventing the wheel, here, and possibly adding another wheel to the already crowded wheel market. Yes, it's a good thing for consumers and Microsoft haters, but it's also pretty boring.

/slow news day?

//didn't you hear about 50 cent?
 
2005-03-02 04:32:38 PM
Why would Google bother? They could just do their own Linux distribution, or put money into one of the free BSD operating systems. Hell, they could back an existing Linux distro, like Debian or Slackware or Gentoo.
 
2005-03-02 04:34:45 PM
Based off that tidmit? farking rumor mill.
 
2005-03-02 04:35:11 PM
Unless Microsoft can steal it....
 
2005-03-02 04:35:20 PM
Let your imagines roam, my droogs.


What the hell is a droog and why does he assume that I am one?
/a reporter with ESL?
 
2005-03-02 04:35:29 PM
Programmer Cat: Why would Google bother?

Money. And more of it.
 
2005-03-02 04:36:57 PM
Wow. A new OS.

If Google suceeeds a this we will finally have an OS that combines the ease of use of Linux, with the polished "it just works" nature of Windows, and the game support of a Macintosh.

I'm super excited.
 
2005-03-02 04:37:12 PM
8ctopus

What the hell is a droog

Rent A Clockwork Orange.
 
2005-03-02 04:39:16 PM
rdicker:

If Google suceeeds a this we will finally have an OS that combines the ease of use of Linux, with the polished "it just works" nature of Windows, and the game support of a Macintosh.

There's a joke there somewhere, and deep down, I'm trying to laugh.
 
2005-03-02 04:39:25 PM
Thanks Madskillz I actually wanted another Gmail
 
2005-03-02 04:39:47 PM
rdicker:

Try the "it just works" of the mac, with the game support of an Xbox, and the ease of use of a toaster.

Those guys are SMART.
 
2005-03-02 04:39:56 PM
Desktop? No.

Custom Linux flavor designed specifically for their search engine and search appliances to run on?

Most definitely.
 
2005-03-02 04:40:15 PM
usrid0 They are trying to figure out how to incorporate the Google Browser into the Google OS.

Probably using ActiveG.
 
2005-03-02 04:40:17 PM
"If Google suceeeds a this we will finally have an OS that combines the ease of use of Linux, with the polished "it just works" nature of Windows, and the game support of a Macintosh."

And how the hell do you know that? It could be a fantastic OS.

Personally, it is my opinion that open source itself isn't going to spawn a viable MS competitor (on the desktop). But, a corporation like Google can take what they started and make it work. But then again, it could be an utter piece of crap.

We'll see...
 
2005-03-02 04:40:22 PM
Offtopic but kinda finny considering that this was randomly posted into the comments section of the Google OS story:


http://news.com.com/2061-12-5593024.html?tag=
 
2005-03-02 04:40:35 PM
PhantomPhark: Rent A Clockwork Orange.

READ. READ A Clockwork Orange.
 
2005-03-02 04:40:37 PM
*touches side of nose*
 
2005-03-02 04:40:53 PM
Hm. The link to the guy's name uses MSN search.

/just sayin'
 
2005-03-02 04:40:54 PM
what people write about, what they search for, what they shop for, they know who wants to advertise and how effective those advertisements are, and they're about to know how we communicate with friends and loved ones. What can they do with all that? Just about anything that collection of Ph.Ds can dream up.

with all your data stored locally, backed up remotely, and available to whomever it needs to be



The coalition of all the data and information in the world in one spot... hmmm sounds like a hackers wet dream .... hell google is just accomplishing what the government has been trying for years....
 
2005-03-02 04:41:15 PM
I've said it before, when Google releases its own Linux distro with lots of net/Google integration, MS should start selling off buildings.
 
2005-03-02 04:42:31 PM
Hmmm.

All of M$'s product are based on the X86 kernel. And so was Dr.Dos and PcDos.
So, what's to stop Google from creating an X86 based OS...with a better more efficient GUI..
 
2005-03-02 04:42:54 PM
Probably not. It would seem more likely to me that they'd use OS expertise to tweak and refine what they've got running on their servers.
 
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