[Tizen General] Chrome OS

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) tizen at rasterman.com
Tue Jun 16 04:56:15 GMT 2015

On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:23:50 +0200 Olivier Nyssen <nyssen11 at gmail.com> said:

> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 5:42 AM, jezra <jezra at jezra.net> wrote:
> > Define "better". Tizen with a top-notch web browser would be equal to
> > ChromeOS for most users; but what could be done to make Tizen superior
> > to ChromeOS ?
> Good question. Let's have a look at some recent reviews of Chrome OS:
> http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/software/operating-systems/google-chrome-os-1082513/review
> http://www.computerworld.com/article/2893364/is-chrome-os-right-for-you.html

regardless, we'd need a "desktop ui" in tizen. whilst at least enlightenment is
capable of this (and has been deconfigured to hide this, as well as efl as a
toolkit) it'd take a lot of work to fix up tizen to work as a multi-windowed ui
due to a LOT of assumptions people have made about a one-app-at-a-time like ui.
someone has to devote the resources to this. at this time no one has.

in generally i think having a tizen "desktop ui" would be immensely positive
for tizen.

1. it'd force the above things to be fixed and done properly.
2. it'd open up the possibility to make chromebook/netbook like products with
3. the biggest bonus - it'd make tizen a productivity-capable os. you can do
office work but more importantly you could use it as a development rig -
develop tizen apps for tizen ON tizen (or do development work on tizen
itself... using tizen). this is truly eating your own dog food. this is not
something we have done to date (imho that is a real shame).

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <tizen at rasterman.com>

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