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Linux Distros Upbeat, Wary of Google's New Chrome OS

Jul 09, 2009, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"For now, at least, open source industry insiders are optimistic, seeing Chrome OS as being most threatening to Microsoft Windows.

""With Linux as the foundation of Chrome, as well as the foundation of other challengers to Microsoft's desktop OS monopoly, we do see this as very good news," Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation, told InternetNews.com. "As more and more people use Linux as the base for their products, Linux gets stronger and stronger." A Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) spokesperson declined to comment. Microsoft is currently in the midst of preparing its own netbook-focused offering -- a low-end version of the upcoming Windows 7."

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