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Who Google has in mind for its Chrome OS users

Dec 15, 2010, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Google isn't telling me any secrets about its plans for Chrome OS. Indeed, I'm not even one of the 60,000 or so people that Google has given a Cr-48 Chromebook prototype to play with. Even so, unlike my good friend Mary Jo Foley, I think I know exactly who Google has in mind for its Chrome OS Linux desktop system.

"I see Google as targeting two different, very different, audiences with Chrome OS. The first group are office workers. The other is those hundreds of millions, perhaps a billion plus, users who really don't know the first thing about to use a computer safely even as they use them every day."

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