Google Plans a PC Operating System In Direct Challenge to Microsoft

In a direct challenge to Microsoft, Google announced late Tuesday that it is developing an operating system for PCs that is tied to its Chrome Web browser.The software, called the Google Chrome Operating System, is initially intended for use in the tiny, low-cost portable computers known as netbooks, which have been selling quickly even as demand for other PCs has plummeted. Google said it believed the software would also be able to power full-size PCs.
http://nytimes.com/2009/07/08/technology/companies/08operate.htmlAlso see:Analysis: Charge of Google’s light brigade
So at long last Google is making its move. Promising a lightweight but fast operating system – Chrome OS – the internet search company is poised to strike at the heart of Microsoft’s software empire.The Windows operating system is Microsoft’s cash cow, powering about 90% of the world’s personal computers, and as a result accounting for the majority of its profits.The benefits are wider, though. Every Windows desktop comes with an invitation (and at times the imperative) to use other Microsoft software and services.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8140594.stmGoogle joins battle with Microsoft with Chrome operating system
Google is to launch a new operating system, in its most direct challenge yet to the dominance of Microsoft.Google Chrome OS will be a development of its Chrome web browser. The search giant initially aims to install the new system on small, low-cost computers known as netbooks, which are currently outselling more powerful personal computers. Google said that it believed the software would eventually be used on PCs as well.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6665703.eceGoogle Plans to Launch Operating System for PCs
Google Inc. is preparing to launch an operating system for personal computers, a direct assault on the turf of software giant Microsoft Corp., which has long dominated the market for software that runs PC applications.The Silicon Valley Internet giant announced the new move in a blog post late Tuesday night. It said the software, which will initially target low-end portable PCs called netbooks, would be based on its Chrome Web browser and available to consumers in the second-half of 2010.
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