|FROM ||Paul Robert Marino
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Google operating system
|Ron Guerin wrote:
> Paul Robert Marino wrote:
>> Hey I was watching the news and they just said that Google announced
>> they are coming out with a PC operating system.
>> Considering their history I cant help thinking it will be a variation
>> of Android which is GNU Linux based.
> Oh man, I wish they'd do us all a favor and not. Allow me to underline
> that Android is *not* GNU/Linux based. Google has taken great pains to
> ensure there's no GNU in Android.
> - Ron
well it is using the Linux kernel
granted the rest of the OS is mostly in house built however when moving
to a larger platform like a PC its hard to imagine they wouldn't
leverage the wide range of GNU software. besides I cant see them not
using GNU libC or GCC.
its all a question of how GNU is it.