Tag Archive for 'os'

Elementary OS released, and it’s awesome

Daniel Foré and the Elementary team have finally released the long awaited Elementary OS, codenamed Jupiter. Kudos!

With Jupiter, we’ve made using your computer extremely easy by including a selection of the best apps designed and programmed by professional artists and developers. We’ve also simplified the whole experience to make things easy and beautiful.

Elementary OS desktop

It’s an Ubuntu based distro with Elementary’s cool new apps like Postler, their lightweight mail client. Naturally, it also comes with Elementary’s take on Nautilus and uses the Elementary theme and icon set (just like Kororaa!). It’s light, and it’s fast.

I wrote an article about Elementary for Linux Magazine last year and I’m very proud of Dan and the team for what they have achieved. Dan started using Linux after trying out the original Kororaa Live CD and was amazed by it. So you see, I have a special tie to the project :-)

Check it out, it’s definitely worthwhile!

Dell releases unofficial Chromium OS image for Mini 10v

The source code for Chrome (Chromium) OS is out and it hasn’t taken long for support to extend to various devices.

Now, there’s an image that works on the Dell Mini 10v:

Me and some other Dell folks noticed that Engadget recently got the Chrome OS running on a Vostro A860 netbook. I’ve been doing some timkering over the lat few days working to get our Dell Mini 10v up and running with ChromiumOS. As of late yesterday, I can report success.

It shouldn’t be long before various images start popping up all over the place.

Build Chrome OS from source

Looks like Google has released instructions on how to build Chrome OS from source (therefore Chromium OS).

I haven’t tried this yet, but as far as I know there aren’t any pre-built images out there, yet..

Google OS running Linux coming this year

VP of Product Management at Google, Sundar Pichai, has just announced Google Chrome OS, which is slated for release later this year. According to the post, consumer products will be available next year.

The operating system is designed for life on the web and will run a Linux kernel with a new interface, and Chrome of course. The code will be open sourced later this year.

The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.

This is perhaps yet another nail in the Microsoft coffin.

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 — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google is targeting both Intel and ARM based netbooks with the operating system, but will work on desktop support also.

Exciting times.