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____/ Megabyte on Friday 02 Jul 2010 16:18 : \____
> On 10-07-02 5:24 AM, in article i0ki8k$15t$4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
> "Chris Ahlstrom" <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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. :-)
> Is Google Chrome OS the direction we really want to head? I'm all for
> competition and choice, but I'm attaching a link to a video of an
> interesting panel discussion from an Open Source conference related to the
> whole notion.
The 'hacker types' won't touch Chrome OS. They'll have hackable systems but make use
of Google's Linux developments, which will go upstream and still serve less informed users (the
many who use Android, the locked version).
~~ Best of wishes
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