..and might replace some IT workers too.
Linus Upson, Google's (GOOG) vice president for engineering in charge of Chrome had some big words for the NYTimes on their soon-to-be-released OS. "ChromeOS machines could immediately replace 60% of the Windows desktops in the corporate market," he said.
That's quite a big chunk of Microsoft's (MSFT) business if it is in fact true. I'm assuming Google has done due diligence and found that those MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 25, 2010 4:40 PM ET
The web-based OS can still be a winner for Google if it can execute.
The word on the street today (and last week) is that Google's ChromeOS is delayed, or rather that devices running the new web-based OS aren't due until 2011. Google went on record in May saying there would be "devices" later this "fall".
"We are working on bringing the device later this fall," said Google vice-president of product management Sundar Pichai at MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 23, 2010 3:31 AM ET
Dave Matthews and 2,000 free Miley Cyrus concert tickets will do the trick
The air was scented with "bamboo sage." The walls were lined with 100 monitors. The cheering staff was clad in primary colors, ready to break out in dance at a moment's notice.
But it was not the tables full of Dells and Kinects, the community training space, the free Windows diagnostic tests, the video history of Bill Gates' company MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 19, 2010 8:30 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook is going full-throttle with mobile. The leading social network unveiled three new features yesterday: single sign-on for all FB-enabled apps, the ability for developers to use its location API, and a local deals platform with partners MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 4, 2010 8:29 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Comcast lost 275,000 basic cable subscribers during the company's third quarter, attributing the loss to the economy, the housing crunch and competition. Despite that, the company reported third quarter revenues of $5.91 billion, up 7% from a year MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 28, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Despite Apple's gains, Microsoft dominates the World Wide Web
"There's no evidence that the marketplace is abandoning Windows to any significant degree."
So wrote ZDNet Windows guru Ed Bott in a blog post Sunday that's getting some attention today. Bott went looking for data to support the widespread impression that Apple (AAPL) is gaining on Microsoft (MSFT). Using data from Net Market Share, which tracks what devices are accessing its clients through MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2010 11:12 AM ET
Critics scoffed when Steve Jobs said he would ship "tens of millions" by Dec. 31
This was a busy week for rumors about FaceTime -- the Wi-Fi-based video conferencing protocol that Apple (AAPL) introduced on the iPhone 4 in June and added to the iPod touch two weeks ago.
The one that got the most attention was AppleInsider's report that the company is speeding up development of a camera-equipped iPad that could MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 12, 2010 8:17 AM ET
Statements by Samsung this week indicate that they are going Google.
Samsung passed Motorola three years ago to become the biggest mobile phone maker (feature+smart phones) in the US, so their operating system choices carry a lot of weight.
They are also listed as one of the five Windows Phone 7 Series launch partners. But at IFA this week, and in earlier statements by its CTO, Samsung seems lukewarm on Windows Phone MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 4, 2010 12:30 PM ET
After an 18-year hiatus, AutoCAD returns to the platform and is coming soon to the iPad
In an important vote of confidence in Apple's (AAPL) resurgence as a mainstream computing platform, Autodesk (ADSK) announced overnight Tuesday that it is bringing AutoCAD back to the Mac.
AutoCAD is an industrial-strength 3D modeling program for software and engineering design. According to Autodesk, its various Microsoft (MSFT) Windows configurations are used by some 10 million MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2010 5:52 AM ET
Here it comes: Mobile will soon outsell PCs.
Tim Bray last week attempted to conceptualize the market change that is happening in computing in a post called the Great Game. In a nutshell, what we are seeing in smartphones is bigger than anything that has come before it. Much bigger than the PC. And it is coming so fast that we don't realize what's happening.
The Numbers Are Really Big MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 11, 2010 6:41 PM ET
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