Google Chrome OS Netbooks to be $300 to $400

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duckmanx88

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[citation][nom]zoemayne[/nom]So is the OS free!?[/citation]

"but in our case Chrome OS and Android are free so there is no software tax associated with all of this."

FFS read the entire article.
 

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I like the idea of Chrome OS, but my biggest fear is that overtime it will turn in a advertisement supported OS, even if this will not be the case at first. Google will want to eventually make money from Chrome and they are in the advertisement business, so 2 + 2 ...
 

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I am really looking forward to this promising alternative. I currently use a Mac with OSX and Windows 7, a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, and am looking to purchase a netbook in the next 6 months. This could possibly it.

Provided the development stages of both in-house and third parties is up to par, I will not hesitate to pick one up. I could stand to lose my Macbook Pro.
 

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"Google, with Chrome OS, plans to move into the operating system in a bigger way that its Android software is taking over smartphones not called the iPhone. "

This is a terrible use of the English language. I'm still not sure what it means, but in any case, it's very awkward, if it's even grammatically correct. I can't tell, I get dizzy every time I read it.
 

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[citation][nom]Cryogenic[/nom]I like the idea of Chrome OS, but my biggest fear is that overtime it will turn in a advertisement supported OS...[/citation]
I don't think it will have to. Mainly, because the internet as it stands already is[heavily add-supported]. Chrome OS will just advocate Google's existing and future products. Unless I'm wrong, the OS will mostly be like tabbed browsing, encouraging the use of web-based apps...directly or indirectly facilitating more internet traffic and more google ad impressions/clicks/etc. *shrugs*
 

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[citation]so we want, of course, to eat our own dogfood, which is how we sit here and build things. …[/citation]
[citation]Schmidt, you're hilarious. Why can't there be more CEO's with a sense of humor like this?[/citation]

While probably not the first to use it, Microsoft made that phrase popular a long time ago...
 

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[citation][nom]Cryogenic[/nom]I like the idea of Chrome OS, but my biggest fear is that overtime it will turn in a advertisement supported OS, even if this will not be the case at first. Google will want to eventually make money from Chrome and they are in the advertisement business, so 2 + 2 ...[/citation]
Maybe not. Google can collect money in other ways. Such like google account upgrade, payed services.. cloud computing fee.....
 

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Wait, current netbooks (with paid Windows) are already $300-400. Aren't the manufacturers just making an extra $50-$100 profit from selling Chrome netbooks at the same price point?
 

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I'm sorry I don't see how this will be promising alternative. It is a alternative yes but comeon you know it will be ad ridden. And what about program compatibility? I don't know I think Reactos project should get more attention.
 

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[citation][nom]Kohlhagen[/nom]But can it run... you know what.[/citation]
no... this time it's a good question...
how many games will I be able to run without any hassle?

I don't want to have to run this app, which in turn enables this other one which emulates windows (or runs windows under this OS) in order to be able to play a game... an actual game, not solitaire or facebook games

most probably that's out of the question given that they intend to use the OS for netbooks, so I think it should handle net surfing and video reproduction as it's most amazing features
 

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I saw an article saying the google netbook will have 2gigs ram, a small ssd drive, and maybe touchscreen. This is well worth 300-400 and you can always put a different distro on it, like ubuntu.
 

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[citation][nom]lashabane[/nom]Schmidt, you're hilarious. Why can't there be more CEO's with a sense of humor like this?[/citation]
It's actually a common saying in tech, it means using the same technology and software that you're selling to everyone else.
 
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