Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 10:28 UTC, submitted by sean batten
Google The LA Times is speculating the arrival of a Google PC running an OS also made by Google. "Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart, among other retailers, to sell a Google PC. The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft's Windows, which is one reason it would be so cheap - perhaps as little as a couple of hundred dollars." They also say that Larry Page, Google's co-founder and president of products, will give a keynote speech at CES coming Friday, announcing all this.
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RE: Desktop is dead anyway
by flypig on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 15:35 UTC in reply to "Desktop is dead anyway"
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I agree that a thin client seems the most likely scenario. If Google is to release a machine, why not a "network computer"? It might well run Linux, but probably the OS it uses won't be apparent from the user perspective at all.

The only problem is that this is the same thing Oracle tried in the nineties ( http://tinyurl.com/72lne ) with Sun also involved ( http://tinyurl.com/d72mn ) and it never took off. Is the world more ready for this now, I wonder?

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