Chromium OS Runs X Window Applications
It shouldn't be a surprise. After all, Chromium OS is Linux, based on the Ubuntu Karmic distribution. In Chromium OS, I mounted the hard drive, which has Ubuntu 6.06 installed (with the following command).
mkdir /tmp/disk && sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /tmp/disk
Then I executed "xlogo". It popped right up. Except it used up the entire screen. There was no window frame, nor menu bar. Luckily I could quit xlogo with Ctrl-Q. "xclock" worked the same way. But it doesn't support Ctrl-Q, so I had to kill it from the virtual terminal with Ctrl-C.
"xcalc" on the other hand, didn't work as nicely. The layout was completely messed up. It didn't even resemble a calculator. I guessed that it has a fixed size layout and didn't scale to full-screen.
From this exercise, it's obvious that the Chromium OS Windows Manager only loads up X Window applications in full-screen mode without a window frame nor a menu bar. So GUI applications developed for Chromium OS should think of other, perhaps object-oriented, ways to provide functionality to users.
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