A Little More Chrome OS Knowledge

By  |  Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Google has published a FAQ on its Chrome OS project. It contains the minimum number of questions and answers necessary to qualify as a Frequently Asked Questions list–two. We now know that Chrome OS will be free (it would have been startling if it wasn’t). And we know that Google is working with Acer, Adobe, Asus, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Presumably Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo will make Chrome OS netbooks; Adobe will make stuff like Acrobat, AIR, and Flash happen; and Freescale, Qualcomm, and TI will collaborate with Google on chip support.

The big news here is the lineup of major computer manufacturers who are on board. That doesn’t guarantee anything–Google’s Android mobile OS has been embraced by multiple major phone companies, and it’s still getting off to a somewhat slow start–but it’s still impressive. And given that it’ll be a year at the soonest before any Chrome OS netbooks show up, it’s entirely possible that other manufacturers will hop on board before launch.


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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Relyt Says:

    The FAQ link is broken. You meant to link here: http://chrome.blogspot.com/2009/07/google-chrome-os-faq.html

    Google Chrome OS. What a day.

  2. Liz Says:

    I can’t wait to see what Google OS notebooks will be like, because I love Android phones. In any case, it will be very interesting to have another OS on the market.

  3. ediedi Says:

    Any idea when the first COS-equipped netbooks will appear?

  4. Bloodymirova Says:

    I’m guessing end of 2010 at the earliest. The OS is supposed to be out second half of 2010.

  5. Krishna Santani Says:

    Many questions still unanswered… Waiting for FAQ-Part2. Like will there be support for third party applications in Chrome OS? How google is planning to make profit from it….?? How it will be free from malware and viruses?

  6. Techno Girl Says:

    I have installed Chrome OS on one of my netbooks and the performance of Chrome OS is just okay. there is nothing fancy or very special about it. It was just a sort of GUI version of linux or something.

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