As Chrome OS Rolls Out, Questions Loom


In conjunction with the Google I/O conference this week, Google held its launch event for the long awaited Chrome OS, the company’s cloud-centric operating system. Among the announcements, Google said it is working with Samsung and Acer on Chrome OS laptops that will be available June 15, and Google will be pushing subscription plans for using its cloud services and cloud-based apps with the laptops. Google co-founder Sergey Brin was quoted as saying that Microsoft’s Windows OS is “torturing users,” but while nearly everything that Google rolls out meets with a full volume of welcome, there are many questions to ask about the company’s Chrome OS strategy.

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