Google has announced Google Chrome OS, which should be available mid-2010. This is a direct challenge to MS Windows operating systems. This is excellent news and it is going to tied tightly to its Chrome Web browser. Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS – said Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management, in a blog post.
Is Linux is virus free? The author of foobar blog provides some insight about the same. Linux users can’t just catch a virus by email or downloading malware from the Internet, contrary to “those Windows users”. From the foobar blog post:
Then you save an email attachment under Linux, the execute flag is normally NOT set and thus, the file can’t be executed just by clicking on it. So, no luck?
It’s been over 10 days since I’ve blogged. I was busy with workload so I could not update the blog. I missed lots of news worthy stuff. Here is a quick news roundup:
a] A new custom version of Ubuntu aimed at netbooks and based on 8.04 Hardy Heron has been released by HP.
b] Open source Exchange server replacement only a year away.
c] Scripting SSH access and file transfers with Python can be frustrating – but the Paramiko module solves that in a powerful way.
d] Amazon offering 3 Full Version Games for a Limited period of time.
e] cyberciti.biz / nixcraft.com is now IPv6 enabled.
Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex for smart internet devices.