Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Jul 2009 14:03 UTC
Google Even though everyone's talking about it, fact of the matter is that Google's Chrome OS is currently nothing more than an internet announcement, with a supposed release date of somewhere in 2010. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has now stated that netbooks running Chrome OS could appear as early as this year. In addition, Schmidt also talked about his position at Apple's board of directors.
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RE: can't wait
by makc on Mon 13th Jul 2009 02:16 UTC in reply to "can't wait"
makc
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2006-01-11

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/

Just take a moment to check what they do before being so bold in your judgement ;)

Wether you like or dislike the company and their products, please judge research by it's own; and you'll find out researchers of those centres are contributing to advances in many fields.

edit: mistype

Edited 2009-07-13 02:17 UTC

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RE[2]: can't wait
by Johann Chua on Mon 13th Jul 2009 05:07 in reply to "RE: can't wait"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Xerox PARC did a lot of innovative stuff, but never marketed them properly. MS's bread and butter is Windows and Office.

Call me when there's actual shipping products based on Gazelle or Singularity.

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RE[2]: can't wait
by shotsman on Mon 13th Jul 2009 06:39 in reply to "RE: can't wait"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

There is a world of difference (And a long way in time) from a research project to something they can sell.

It is all very well doing this sort of research but IMHO, very little really finds its way into sellable products. That is the very nature of ALL research project. Some work but probably the majority don't.

The posters who brought this up are looking at products that they can buy and use. Comparisons here don't really look good for Microsoft.

Personally, I feel if this Google project takes off then Microsoft are in deep trouble in this market area. If it can do what more than 50% of PC users want to do and all nicely integrated then they have a very nice USP.
IMHO, the Microsoft restrictions on Netbook configuration is very anti-competitive and actually shoots themselves in the foot.
As soon as I got my MSI-Wind, I added 1GB of RAM and changed the HDD to 320Gb. Now I have a really lightweight and portable dev platform running CentOS+Oracle+DB2 very nicely thank you. It also dual boots into XP-PRO for the times I need it. Not exactly how MS wants to see Netbooks being used.

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