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Google Chrome OS: Desktop Linux's Last Chance

Jul 22, 2009, 17:33 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"But it’s also an interesting time for the Linux community as a whole. After all, just as Ubuntu has pushed most other distros into the shadows when it comes to media attention, a successful Chrome OS could push Ubuntu into the shadows, while at the same time forcing many other Linux distros into oblivion.

"Even if Chrome OS only managed to grab hold of a 0.5 per cent market share in, say, a year, it’ll be in a position where it will command quite a clout. After all, the iPhone OS market share is about 0.6 per cent, and think how much influence it exerts.

"And if you think that grabbing a one percent of the browser market is wishful thinking, consider how popular netbooks are right now, and given the tough economic times, how people might not be inclined to hand over $45 for a copy of Windows 7 Starter edition?"

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