When Google opened up the source code for its Chrome operating system last month, third-party hardware manufacturers lined up plans to build Chrome-based netbooks, with availability expected in late 2010. Could Google also be cooking up plans to sell its own, Google-branded Chrome netbook at around the same time?
Why is Google promoting two open source operating systems that can both be run on netbooks -- Android and Chrome? Is this part of a larger strategy, where Google will direct the two along different paths -- Chrome for netbooks and Android for the smartphone?
Google is committed to the Chromebook and a report out of China indicates a Google-branded model is on its way. If true, this is a smart move and would help the fledgling desktop platform gain traction. The sellout success of recent Nexus products shows Google finally knows how to do hardware.
China Times reports Google intends to launch Chrome OS netbooks equipped with touchscreens.
I just installed Ubuntu yesterday, after using Windows exclusively since 1995. Today I downloaded Google Chrome because that's my favorite web browser. I followed the directions at How to launch a newly installed program to launch Chrome and lock it to the Launcher. Unfortunately ...
I have an ASUS EEE PC netbook running F20. It's been humming along fine until an update a few weeks ago. Now when I launch Google Chrome, the machine eventually hangs. I see some SELinux errors pop up. If I have a terminal window open, I check the load as it shoots through the roof. It was well over 20 before it stopped responding.