September 13, 2010

Will Google's Chrome OS be dead on arrival?

Here's a ComputerWorld column suggesting that ChromeOS may face a difficult future. "Chrome-based notebooks are still months away from release, but it's not at all clear that when they finally arrive, people will want them. Given that Android tablets and Windows-based netbooks will be likely available at the same price as Chrome netbooks, will anyone want to buy a device that isn't designed to run local apps?" A better question might be: how will ChromeOS change so that the first official release is competitive with the alternatives?

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