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Google OS (Microsoft is Shaking In Its Boots)

July 7, 2009

Google announced the new Google Chrome OS designed for netbooks and will be open source.  The OS will be available in the second half of 2010.  This is not Android – it’s a separate operating system.

This paragraph got me all worked up:

We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don’t want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates. And any time our users have a better computing experience, Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet.

I suspect it will be free which will further reduce the cost of netbooks.

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