Thursday, July 09, 2009

Google Chrome OS and Apple

It will be interesting to see how Apple reacts to Chrome OS.

Microsoft will trot out Gazelle with their classic 'we are already working on the future, so don't you worry your heads about anyone else's products'. However they'll have to spend the next year working on Windows 7 SP1 and continuing to recover from the Vista hangover.

Given ChromeOS now puts Google in the netbookspace, will Apple choose to compete now - as they have so far chosen not to do. I wonder whether Apple already had a September '09 or January '10 netbook/iBook product announcement planned. If not, they now have a window before the second half of next year to shape the agenda.

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