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    Google Announces Chrome OS

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/16802...chrome_os.html

    The new operating system, aptly named Google Chrome OS, will be an open-source operating system initially geared toward netbooks, Google announced in a press release this evening.

    Google claims the new operating system, which should ship in the second half of next year, will be "lightweight" and heavily Web-centric.



    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...5670VT20090708

    SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Reuters) - Google Inc is preparing to launch an operating system for personal computers next year, taking direct aim at the dominance of Microsoft Corp's Windows franchise.

    Called the Google Chrome Operating System, the new software will be targeted at netbook computers and be fast and lightweight, enabling users to access the Web in a few seconds, Google said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Netbooks running the new operating system -- based on open-source Linux code -- will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010, Google said, adding it was working with multiple manufacturers.

    Google also said Google Chrome OS was a new project, separate from its Android mobile operating software found in smartphones.

    "All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies," Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at Google, said in a Google blog.

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    I'd say that this is awesome.

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    Any word on the pricing for this OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdebs View Post
    Any word on the pricing for this OS?
    I bet it will be free. However if it is free there's a change they would integrate advertising somehow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdebs View Post
    Any word on the pricing for this OS?
    It think it would be free just like other google services like Android. google seldom charges for its product/servers.

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    Great news... waiting for such a fortunate moment.

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    It will be great to see a new chrome OS announced by the google. Its a good news.
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    Not entirely sure this is good news.

    We've moaned about a MS monopoly for years. Do we really want to see a Google monopoly?
    Alasdair

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    Google monopoly will not happen so easily because Windows market share is very huge.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...56778X20090708

    Google-Microsoft war may bring down PC prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by RajanUrs View Post
    Google monopoly will not happen so easily because Windows market share is very huge.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...56778X20090708

    Google-Microsoft war may bring down PC prices
    PC's are so cheap these days. I want it to bring down Mac prices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post
    PC's are so cheap these days. I want it to bring down Mac prices!
    Amen to that!

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    Was cool to read the news but when looked into and seems it is going to be a Web O/S which is powered by linux. All the main applications would be web based.

    I am not all that crazy about putting all applications on the web. I rather pay a one time fee then have to pay monthly for an office suite,etc and if you loose internet for a bit not sure how that would work out.

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    great news! anyone have any screenshot of the OS?

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    Great news indeed and as they said its opensource make it even dearer. Waiting for the showdown.

    Binoy
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    It doesnt have a inbuilt Page Rank checking tool. Thats a big diappointment

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