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Re: [News] Google Puts GNU/Linux in Mainstream

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 02 Jul 2010 12:24 : \____

> Rockinghorse Winner stopped playing his vuvuzela long enough to say:
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Google's (GOOG) Chrome operating system
>>>| will be locked in a market share war with
>>>| Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows OS when it's
>>>| released later this year. Microsoft has a
>>>| huge lead because it runs, by some
>>>| estimates, on 90% of the PCs sold around
>>>| the world. The success of Windows 7 may
>>>| help cement that advantage. But the tide
>>>| could be changing.
>>>| Google and Dell (DELL) are discussing a
>>>| deal to have its Chrome OS put on on the PC
>>>| company's laptops. According to Reuters,
>>>| "We have to have a point of view on the
>>>| industry and technology direction two
>>>| years, three years down the road, so we
>>>| continuously work with Google on this,"
>>>| Amit Midha, Dell's president for Greater
>>>| China and South Asia said.
>> If Google can wrangle the hardware support from the peripherals mfgr's, we
>> may just have a horserace on our hands. And who is better prepared to get
>> these agreements than the powerhouse Google? I can well imagine an entire
>> colony industry of Chrome Plug and Play peripherals springing up, sharing
>> shelf space with the stuff that's sold with the Win logo.
> Oh god, now you've got the Microsoft and Apple fanbois up in arms.
> Prepare for the FUD FloodÂ.  :-)

Like the Wi-Fi thing.

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