Chrome OS Flex: a threat to Linux?

We all want be up to date. who wouldn’t like to have the new model from your TV, phone, game console, tablet or computer. But this has a price. The average lifespan of these devices is generally greater than launch of new models. But those who prefer to continue with the old model are sometimes forced to change. Google wants to change that with Chrome OS Flex. How will this affect Linux?

Updating an application or an operating system is no secret. The process today is simple and quick. And most of the time it’s free. But with the device itself, it’s not the same. You must pay for the electronic components on which the software runs. And sometimes the software goes one way and the hardware goes the other. Or in other words, how many computers or smartphones use outdated or outdated software Why can’t I install a newer version?

Google has a long time ceased to be a researcher or a compendium of services. Currently, it does not only have a huge catalog of applications. Is that its catalog of operating systems is also scary. With Android, it’s on TVs, phones, cars, and all kinds of mobile devices. And with Chrome, or rather Chrome OS, it made the leap to computers. Now he wants to open the season at Anyone can install Chrome OS on your own computer instead of buying a Chromebook. And even if the idea is good, everything has its dark side or a not so flattering rereading.

The Browser Wars

Currently, there is fierce competition over who controls the browser you use on your devices. It is the most used application, the one that opens the doors of the Internet. There, you search for things, you find stores to buy, services to rent… And in this fierce war, Google Chrome is the king. Alone apple safari it throws shade there, thanks to the Apple ecosystem. And remotely MozillaFirefox It is still there, far from what it once was.

The rest of current browsers are based on Google Chrome engine, so Chrome wins the market even unintentionally. It has become, de facto, the standard browser as Internet Explorer once was. In parallel, there are other wars to see who remains in hegemony. Or there were. At the time, there was a war of mobile operating systems. It was won by Android, from Google. Apple keeps its slice of the pie with its closed ecosystem, and along the way big companies like Microsoft have fallen (with Windows-Mobilefirst, windows phonelater) or RIM, owner of Blackberry.