|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Google operating system
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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 09:19:58 -0400
From: Ron Guerin
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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Google operating system
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Paul Robert Marino wrote:
> 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.
You might want to read up about it. Google doesn't allow any GPL in
their stuff. That pretty much excludes everything GNU. That GNU/Linux
users might struggle to twist it into an acceptable form makes it no
better than Windows or OS X.