Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I'm curious to see what this fork is doing to differentiate itself from Chromium OS.

Nonetheless, the more forks, the better. I think Chromebooks are great.

We created NayuOS for multiple reasons. We use Chromebooks, because they are great for developing web applications, but are afraid of standard ChromeOS capturing too much data (some passwords, history of browsing).

Another reason is that it is very difficult to use ChromeOS is China. It is the same for ChromiumOS. Chinese internet is not very reliable (see http://www.nexedi.com/NXD-Internet.China). We needed reliable network. So we embedded in NayuOS a technology called Grandenet (http://www.grandenet.cn/) that provides IPv6 wherever we are.

This way, we can reliably connect to our company servers when we travel.

Also, we thought that it would be useful to have a local git command line, because we could not find any good web equivalents for this particular tool (Gitlab or Github are nice for reviewing code, but command line is required for rebasing and cleaning up the repository).

Then, we also included Flask on NayuOS in order to run a simple and configurable DAV server (the WebDAV server is not included yet, but git clone-able), which is useful when doing JavaScript development.

It looks as if they are just removing all the connections to Google services and making the chromebooks developer friendly with things such as git and npm preinstalled.

You're right in a sense.

On Chromium OS derivatives, there is a "guest" mode, which is not linked to any Google account and is like a browser "Private Browsing" (Firefox) or "Incognito mode" (Chrom*). We want to use it daily, and are doing this and by using/developing JavaScript applications, and by adding our favorite packages to NayuOS.

There is no way to add custom packages on Chrome OS (and we don't want to use Chrome OS because of privacy issue anyway).

We also share the binary images for some Chromebooks (not all right now, sorry). This is not the case for Chromium OS, that you have to build yourself.

(By the way, npm is not available right now).

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact