Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Google Plans to Launch Operating System for PCs - WSJ.com

I’m getting a strong sense of déjà vu on this one…

Google Inc. is preparing to launch an operating system for personal computers, a direct assault on the turf of software giant Microsoft Corp., which has long dominated the market for software that runs PC applications.

The Silicon Valley Internet giant announced the new move in a blog post late Tuesday night. It said the software, which will initially target low-end portable PCs called netbooks, would be based on its Chrome Web browser and available to consumers in the second-half of 2010.

(p.s. the Navio press release linked above is from 1996; also see here and here for more Navio history)

Google Plans to Launch Operating System for PCs - WSJ.com

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