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Here's a sneak preview of Google's secret, but not so secret, yet still unannounced new OS running on the Pixelbook. As you can see, it's coming along nicely, but still probably a very long way away from being released in any fashion. That said, it's still pretty damn cool and I'm excited.

#NotAndroid but may replace #Android?

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Google's latest laptop is being used to test the company's experimental 'Fuchsia' operating system.

by +Corbin Davenport

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Fuchsia is Back!
With Fuchsia, Google is creating an operating system designed to run on everything from Internet-of-Things devices to desktops. In the works since 2016, the latest development sees Google adding support for the Pixelbook as a “target device.”

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Whatever Fuchsia OS turns out to be, developers will probably be able to write applications for it in Swift.

by +Corbin Davenport

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The names are changing/Names are given...

Architectural Layers:
Fuchsia is the name of the open source project and the complete technical artifact produced by the open source project. The name "Fuchsia" appears in many places throughout the codebase, and will be baked into API names exposed to third-party developers.

Zircon is the operating system's foundation: it mediates hardware access,
implements essential software abstractions over shared resources, and provides a platform for low-level software development.

Garnet provides device-level system services for software installation, administration, communication with remote systems, and product deployment.

Peridot presents a cohesive, customizable, multi-device user experience assembled from modules, stories, agents, entities, and other components.

Topaz augments system functionality by implementing interfaces defined by
underlying layers. Topaz contains four major categories of software: modules, agents, shells and runtimes.

Source: https://fuchsia-review.googlesource.com/c/docs/+/55672 <-- Look here for examples.

Discussions and more: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fuchsi/comments/6xbc7d/theres_a_whole_restructuring_of_the_fuchsia_os/

#Fuchsia #FuchsiaOS #Google

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Read this great (but long) article:
https://joshondesign.com/2017/08/18/idealos_essay

"First, that modern desktop operating systems are anything but they are bloated, slow, and layered with legacy cruft that still functions only thanks to Moore's Law. Second, that innovation in desktop operating systems stopped about 15 years ago and the major players are unlikely to heavily invest in them again. And finally, I hope to convince you that we can and should start over from scratch, learning the lessons of the past."...
..."So now we come to the speculative part. Suppose we actually had the resources, and had a way to address (or ignore) backwards compatibility. Suppose we actually built something to redesign the desktop around modern work practices. How would we do it?"....


For more discussions, go here:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15058351

You will find that many people compared this 'ideal OS' with Fuchsia OS:
This sounds a lot like Fuchsia, which is all IPC-based, has a sync-able object-store, a physically-based renderer, and the UI is organized into cards and stories where a story is "a set of apps and/or modules that work together for the user to achieve a goal", and can be clustered and arranged in different ways....

One of the Fuchsia developer, Chris McKillop replied to the author of this article saying, "It also has all of the other elements you wrote about."
Link: https://twitter.com/chrismckillop/status/899407804078841857

The developer once commented in HackerNews:
"Purple - A system with high performance graphics, low-latency input, and a beautiful UI.
Pink - An incredibly modular system for developers and users."
Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12273095

PS: There are quite a few submissions on HackerNews about Fuchsia OS where the developers replied. I being just an enthusiast didn't understand any of that, but you can check it out.

#Fuchsia #FuchsiaOS #Google

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You can download an apk of this Capybara UI from the link provided here:
https://youtu.be/ZN4vVBVM5-w

Capybara is currently in a much earlier state than Armadillo, but shows the beginnings of a desktop UI compared to Armadillo's mobile-centered UI.

Source: From the video description
#FuchsiaOS #Google
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