Google Plans a PC Operating System
Robert P. J. Day
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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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