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Google Announces Chrome OS Partners

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Along with its extremely short list of FAQs, Google yesterday posted a list of companies it's partnering with for the Google Chrome OS.

The list includes computer manufacturers like HP and Asus, as well as the likes of Adobe and Freescale. Check out the list of companies Google has published below:

  • Acer
  • Adobe
  • ASUS
  • Freescale
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Lenovo
  • Qualcomm
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toshiba.

Google’s Sundar Pichai wrote in the company’s blog that the list of companies published is not the full list of Chrome OS partners, so we’ll likely see more names added as time goes on. We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as possible and add new companies as they’re announced.

Because the Chrome OS is going to initially be targeted at netbooks (and because nearly every computer company under the sun has a netbook in its lineup), we’re betting the list of partners is going to get pretty lengthy as we near the 2H 2010 period that Google has ear-marked for the Chrome OS’s release.

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    coopchennick , July 9, 2009 3:34 PM
    freak77powerSince it's Linux based it is going to fail. It will be out there just like Google Desktop Search bar but nobody is going to use it.Problems with Linux: No Gaming, Limited Hardware Support. It simply doesn't work for average Joe which represents 98% of the PC market.Google will get user friendly UI on top of it, i am sure of it. Since it will run web based google apps, i have new for Google. It's not gonna work in dial up areas.

    Nobody is using a netbook for gaming. This OS isn't intended for high end desk tops. It's for the already feature-limited netbooks.

    I'm not sure comparing an OS to a search bar is quite valid.

    Personally I think Google will do a good job with what this is intended to do.
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    sstym , July 9, 2009 2:47 PM
    Odd thing that Dell is not in that list. Are they getting a special deal with Microsoft to implement a netbook- optimized version of 7 on their minis?
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    sn4re , July 9, 2009 2:49 PM
    Quote:
    Check out the list of companies below Google has publish below.

    Looks like you lost your train of thought there :) 
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    freak77power , July 9, 2009 3:02 PM
    Infact Ubunty already did what Google is trying to do, but i guess has no that Google sticker on it. It reminds me of President Obama syndrom and election when a lot of people thought they will become 'rich' when President Obama gets elected.
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    yourtechsupport , July 9, 2009 3:18 PM
    @freak77power

    Yes. All those EEEpcs and AcerOnes and HPminis I see people bringing to LAN parties to play Starcraft and Crysis deathmatches.

    Also, Google make webmail hip. They might be able to give Winders a run for it's money.
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    yourtechsupport , July 9, 2009 3:19 PM
    Damn. My kingdom for an edit button.

    It's probably not going to singlehandedly crush Windows or OS-X. But I can see something like this dominating netbooks and MIDs.
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    juvealert , July 9, 2009 3:20 PM
    I would only shift to a linux OS if linux is cappable in running microsoft windows games
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    coopchennick , July 9, 2009 3:34 PM
    freak77powerSince it's Linux based it is going to fail. It will be out there just like Google Desktop Search bar but nobody is going to use it.Problems with Linux: No Gaming, Limited Hardware Support. It simply doesn't work for average Joe which represents 98% of the PC market.Google will get user friendly UI on top of it, i am sure of it. Since it will run web based google apps, i have new for Google. It's not gonna work in dial up areas.

    Nobody is using a netbook for gaming. This OS isn't intended for high end desk tops. It's for the already feature-limited netbooks.

    I'm not sure comparing an OS to a search bar is quite valid.

    Personally I think Google will do a good job with what this is intended to do.
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    stormcrow2121 , July 9, 2009 3:34 PM
    @sstym

    Dell has already been under litigation for making illegal exclusive deals with Intel, I'm sure it's not hard to imagine them with tight contract bindings with Microsoft as well.
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    trinix , July 9, 2009 3:40 PM
    The systems they are targeting on first won't have games like Crysis or Starcraft II on it, so it won't matter if they can play it on that os or not. Also hardware shouldn't be a problem if it's in a netbook, as how many times would you replace parts rather than just buy a new one?

    Until the netbook replaces laptops or pc's for gaming and start to require or allow switching hardware easy and cheap, I don't see an issue with a google OS.

    Of course their 2nd plan is to target the desktop too and that's where they will run into problems. To drive out windows from most peoples computers, they will need to have some way to play games and switch hardware without problems and an easy way to deal with it.

    They do have the name to do it, but if it really will happen, it depends on all the gaming companies and the willingness to make games for googleOS.
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    thearm , July 9, 2009 3:45 PM
    It's gonna take a year or more after it's release to get it up to par with Windows. If it ever even gets up to par.
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    crom , July 9, 2009 3:45 PM
    I don't know why people are going on about gaming for this. It's a netbook, it isn't designed for gaming. The real advantage of a google netbook is that it's almost instant boot up and then connects to the cloud. The thing that would make this really sell is a 3G/4G antenna in it as well as the wireless N.
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    captaincharisma , July 9, 2009 3:45 PM
    man that sucks. when was the last time a company made a completely new OS with its own kernel instead of using plain old Linux? i know its more cost effective to use the Linux kernel but it is not the way to beat windows.
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    crom , July 9, 2009 3:48 PM
    Oh, and they should work to bundle it as a freebie for say a new Verizon/Sprint/Comcast/AT&T, etc. contract. If they really want to challenge Microsoft and Apple they're going to need to get the thing out into the market in an efficient and effective way, not the shitty marketing campaign they did for the Android phone. Google doesn't seem to understand consumer marketing like Microsoft, and especially Apple, do.
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    doc70 , July 9, 2009 3:53 PM
    probably a nail in the "XP on netbooks" coffin..
    Also, if netbook Chrome OS really takes off, I can see it developing into a full fledged OS in a few years. And being Unix-based, could be a real alternative to MacOS for people who enjoy tweaking their computers...
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    megamanx00 , July 9, 2009 4:01 PM
    Google already has some experience with their Google OS that they put on those cheap $199 computers. It's just a modified Ubuntu distribution. Still, it will be interesting to see what improvements and modifications Google will have made to it.
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    winglerw28 , July 9, 2009 4:01 PM

    The problem with the argument against games is that if Google OS ever did become popular, they could pay someone to port games to the OS.

    Linux doesn't have games because they have $0 to port the games over with. They find alternatives like WINE and Cedega. Mac OS X has games, apple just hasn't explored the graphically-intensive market much.
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    calmstateofmind , July 9, 2009 4:07 PM
    Yeah...why are you talking about gaming? It's not being advertised for that nor is it made for it. I guess it's because everybody is used to having one product that can do it all.

    But with this OS, think of it having a specialty. The internet. Is it for everybody? No. Will it sell though? Absolutely.
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    yourtechsupport , July 9, 2009 4:15 PM
    @doc10, No it'll just prompt Microsoft to make Windows XP a $1 distribution which it practically is /now/ for netbooks.
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    smfrazz , July 9, 2009 4:27 PM
    Why do folks like Apple and Google get such credit for writing an OS when they did nothing but reskin Linux? Come on if they are that great why not build one from the ground up? Oh wait..they aren't. Ok.. they have done nice things to the usability of the OS (but I always liked KDA and Gnome...but when that's the main thing you only have to worry about it's easier to get it done. And in Apple's case...they even have it easier since it is proprietary and only have to support it on proprietary hardware. OOOhhh they are such great developers....try writing something that will work on virtually all PC hardware....and support it too.
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