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Re: Google Chrome OS (Linux) Confirmed Just Days Away

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____/ Goblin on Thursday 19 Nov 2009 01:10 : \____

> Rex Ballard wrote:
>> On Nov 18, 7:25 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
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>>> Googleâs Chrome OS Will Be Shown This Week
>>> http://gigaom.com/2009/11/17/googles-chrome-os-will-be-shown-this-week/
>>> Google to provide update on Chrome OS
>>> http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2009/111809-google-to-provide-update-o...
>>> Google Chrome OS Code May Be Released To Public
>>> http://www.india-server.com/news/google-chrome-os-code-may-be-release...
>>> Huge anticipation for Google's Chrome OS
>>> http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/huge-anticip...
>> For the first time in 20 years a company almost as big as Microsoft is
>> ready to give them some real competition on the desktop.
>> Google has introduced about 1 billion people to Linux through it's
>> search engine.  If they do half as well with their Linux/Browser,
>> Microsoft should be very worried.
>> By using their own branding, Google avoids much of the stigma and
>> religion of Linux, much the way Apple's OS/X avoided the stigma and
>> history of UNIX.
>> I suspect that OEMs and CIOs alike are chomping at the bit to see what
>> Google has delivered and will deliver.
>> The best Microsoft has been able to get is "Well, it's better than
>> Vista", but many users are still disappointed with Windows 7 and see
>> little reason to spend millions of dollars to upgrade to Windows 7 as
>> a corporate standard.
> Hi Rex, couldn't agree more and the question of why people should pay to
> upgrade was something that was never really answered to my satisfaction
> (even by MS employee's on my blog)
> It made me laugh when Steve Ballmer was reported to have said that the
> reason Vista had issues was because they listened to early good
> feedback...yet another employee was saying that Vista was poorly
> received because Microsoft wasn't telling its story right....

At Microsoft, it all boils down to marketing. Never mind the technology, just
bribe the right people and control the press.

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