Google Plans a PC Operating System

Robert P. J. Day rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at
Thu Jul 9 06:17:44 UTC 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, James Knott wrote:

> Rajinder Yadav wrote:
> > This is the real kicker about the new google OS, from their blog:
> >
> > "And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS,
> > but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux
> > thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform"
> >
> > So really google OS = linux kernel + browser, nothing innovative
> > about this or even worth talking about. More like chome + linux
> > and they call it an OS =)
> >
> Actually, this is what Microsoft was fearing, when they attacked
> Netscape.  Since the browser is being used, it can run anything a
> browser can run.  This isn't just web sites, but includes Java etc.
> Think of one situation where this might be useful.  Many people fire
> up their computer to simply surf the web.  This could boot up much
> faster, similar to those mom boards that already boot into Linux,
> for such things.

  and a lot of folks only need something that browses, emails and --
ideally -- has as MS-compatible office suite and they're set to go.
and given the apparent pricing for windows 7:

the final difference in cost for a netbook could be substantial.


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