Google Chrome OS: Reviving Netbooks or Invading Notebooks

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“Hmmm… It’s interesting to note that Google doesn’t
mention netbooks in that home page blurb. Google’s CR48 pilot
program also focuses heavily on the notebook term rather than
netbook hype. That’s likely a smart move. In Microsoft’s most
recent quarterly results, the company disclosed that Windows-based
netbook sales fell a drastic 40 percent. Some analysts think
Apple’s iPad has triggered the sales slowdown. That’s part of the
reason. But there’s another explanation as well: Plenty of
first-time netbook buyers from 2008 aren’t coming back to buy more
netbooks because they found the devices too small, too cramped and
too limited, The VAR Guy believes.”

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