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Google Intros Chrome OS for Netbooks

8 Jul 2009 | Google , Netbooks , Software | 1 comment


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google chrome osThis is a huge leap for Google. Nine months after launching their Chrome browser, the company yesterday introduced the Chrome OS, an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Google is planning on launching the their OS in the second half of 2010.

They're currently focusing on speed, simplicity and security, so you won't have to wait more than a few seconds before getting online. The user interface is minimal and most of the user experience will take place on the web. The security architecture will be completely redesigned so users won't have to deal with viruses and security updates.

The Chrome OS project will be separate from Android, which was designed to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems.

Google had great success with Android, so we can expect them to deliver the same results with this one. More updates on this coming in fall 2009.

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by Carl In Silicon Valley on Jul 8, 2009

How does one compete against a "free" product?

As much as I like and enjoy using its products though I have been using Bing (faster) and Ask (more relevant) a lot more lately, Google is using its monopolistic position in advertising, search and general Web services to put Microsoft out of business. And that is illegal.

Having a presence on the Apple board and working with Microsoft's customers (PC makers) against Microsoft, is conspiracy in the real sense and should bring a RICO allegation against Google and its collaborators. What Google is doing sounds a lot like what Intel gets in trouble for a lot. Where is the outrage against Google?

Everyone loves Google. Everyone loves Warren Buffet. If Buffett started building cars, better cars maybe, maybe not and giving them away with the hope and goal of dominating the market for his insurance businesses, would that be fair competition to Ford?

People refer to the "Microsoft tax", give me a break. When Google realizes its goal of dominating the Web experience, everyone, even those who never use a computer or the Internet, will pay a "Google tax" passed on to consumers by advertisers of all manner of goods and services because they will have pay the Troll whatever it demands to play in it's G-Space.

All that said, I'll give it a try. Microsoft, listen up.