If you really want to make a splash in the PC industry, it helps if you have the three biggest players signed up.
According to some files located inside of the latest ChromeOS, Google is readying builds of its OS for three different hardware makers. HP (with reservation), Dell, and Acer.
If those names sound familiar, it is because they are the world's three leading PC manufacturers according to IDC and MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 15, 2010 11:16 AM ET
As a legacy transitional tool, Google's browser-based ChromeOS will have the ability to access to traditional PC applications according to a post on the Chromium discussion board by a Google employee.
It isn't certain how the Google service would work at this point, though like everything else in the Chrome OS, it would be through the browser. The term 'Chromoting' implies some sort of remote desktop type of application.
There are MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 11, 2010 3:31 PM ET
HP CEO Mark Hurd today said that they didn't buy Palm to make smartphones. They bought Palm for the IP.
At a Merrill Lynch technology symposium today, Mark Hurd laid out his reasoning behind the purchase of Palm. To many peoples' surprise (mine at least), it has nothing to do with Smartphones. Hurd said:
We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business. And I tell people that, but it doesn't seem to MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 2, 2010 8:21 PM ET
ChromeOS is due in a matter of months according to Google vice-president of product management, Sundar Pichai.
It looks like GoogleTV won't be the only big release for Fall 2010 in Google's OS stable. ChromeOS which was introduced on July 7, 2009, is Google's answer to Microsoft Windows in the same way that its Apps suite is the web-savvy Microsoft Office.
"We are working on bringing the device later this fall," said MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 2, 2010 9:48 AM ET
Google is phasing out its use of Microsoft's Windows on desktops, citing security concerns stemming from the recent Chinese hacking incident
It must be nice to be a Google employee. You get to work with the smartest engineers out there. You get gourmet cafeteria food and all kinds of amenities. But best of all, you aren't given some generic, locked-down PC that you aren't familiar with. You get to pick what platform you MORESeth Weintraub - May 31, 2010 10:30 PM ET
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