Google Chrome OS: The #1 Shameful Scam Of The Year
Google has finally ended speculation by most of the nerds on the various PC tech forums on the Internet by announcing that its long awaited operating system, Google Chrome OS would be launched next year.
"Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks," Google's official blog stated today. "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."
If Google had announced the Second Coming, they couldn't possibly have received more fawning praise and attention from the world's media, mostly from journalists who wouldn't know an OS kernel from a popcorn one.
After all, Google was now trudging through sacred Microsoft territory, offering an alternative to Windows! Wasn't that amazing? Wasn't that incredible? Wasn't that the most news-worthy story of the PC tech year?
Actually, no. The amazing and incredible thing was that the vast majority of journalists covering this story didn't have a clue what the Google announcement was all about. Google Chrome OS is as much a competitor to Windows as I'm a competitor to Michael Phelps in the pool.
You see, the one little tiny aspect that was not noticed in the ridiculous hype surrounding this Google announcement was that Google Chrome OS is not a new, or unique, or even proprietary operating system.
It's LINUX! Sheesh!
Google with all of its countless billions of dollars didn't go out and craft a new operating system from scratch to finally free the world's billions of personal computer users from the Microsoft tyranny. Nope. All they did was to go suck up the same old tired Linux code used in each and every one of those sad and incompetent iterations such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and all of that myriad of distros that the average computer user doesn't have a clue about and couldn't care less even if they did know.
Linux is a complete and utter failure. After so many years of development and hype, it's fragmented down into scores of competing operating systems that do absolutely nothing well and have captured a humiliatingly tiny market share.
Linux is like running your car on kerosene. Sure, you could probably figure out a way to do it after a few weeks of tearing your hair out and gnashing your teeth, but what's the point?
Most Linux distros simply cannot be installed and utilized by mere mortals without several hundred or thousand of pages of RTFM. And then when you have the OS working on your PC and gotten past all the driver hassles, and other things that don't work like they should, you can't run any Windows applications! (Commenters: No WINE whining please.)
So what is Google Chrome OS? Just another fatuous, dense, oafish Linux distro, and one that the world needs like a hole in the head. Oh, but it's supposed to support cloud computing! So what? That's just admitting that the entire operating system does nothing more than support a browser! How many people will be sucked into believing that they can actually do something other than just surf the web on a PC equipped with Google Chrome OS, and then realize too late that they've been scammed?
Comparing Windows 7 on a netbook to Google Chrome OS is like comparing Taylor Swift's Tour Bus against a 1977 Chevette. Windows 7 will do everything and anything that a current Windows user will expect and do it in style. Google Chrome OS... well... you can surf the web! Wheeeeeeeeee!
Therefore, Google is pulling the entire world's production of wool over the eyes of PC users everywhere. By claiming that Google Chrome OS is a bonafide operating system they are guilty of stupidity at best and scamming at worst. It all depends how you interpret the recycling of a failed, boring, and pointless OS that has flatulating around for 18 years as a new and exciting operating system to challenge Windows.
In this whole hypefest, it is the illiterate mongrel pseudo-journalists who are essentially at fault. After all, it is clearly stated in the Google introduction that "Google Chrome runs within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel"... but you can excuse most of the journalists for not noticing, or maybe not even understanding what Linux is! After all, most of them are braindead ignoramuses who if they didn't luck out into getting a journalism job would be spending their lives asking "would you like fries with that?"
Google Chrome OS: You would think that with all their money and resources, Google would not have sunk so low. Absolutely ridiculous. Shame on you, Google!
"Do No Evil" my big fat hairy butt...