Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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What about printing
by nt_jerkface on Sat 21st Nov 2009 06:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for..."
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Most people I know also use an mp3 player or digital camera.

Big trouble for Microsoft if this catches on (it's Google after all).

It won't, and even if it did MS could just counter with Windows Mobile + Zune store + local access to mp3 files which would be far more appealing to the typical consumer.

ChromeOS is too niche. People want to do more with netbooks than surf the web and open google docs. I don't even know anyone that uses google docs.

A moblin netbook with alternative apps is a hard enough sale. But a Linux netbook that only comes with a browser? They won't be able to get them cheap enough.

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