[kwlug-disc] Google dumps Windows OS
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Jun 1 16:14:27 EDT 2010
John Van Ostrand wrote, On 06/01/2010 10:38 AM:
> It's good to see a large company decide that all corporate desktops
> should not run Windows.
This gets annoying ... they keep saying Mac or Linux.
I guess that's a reflection of this list and the market. The market
thinks that since 'Mac' is relatively self-explanatory
(self-contained?), that the same should be true for the term 'Linux'.
Whereas I'd like to know which distro, which window manager, which
primary apps, etc., etc.
e.g. Khalid points out, astutely, that if Google is largely a browser
based environment, and is moving to a Linux basis, perhaps there is an
emphasis on browser apps (Chrome, presumably), but there is probably
also an emphasis upon the underpinnings of what's holding the browser
up. And by emphasis I mean and include development efforts and
support, on FOSS apps. (By which FOSS users would benefit.)
So ... great for Linux.
But which one(s)? :^|
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