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:
- Texas Instruments
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.
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.
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.
It's probably not going to singlehandedly crush Windows or OS-X. But I can see something like this dominating netbooks and MIDs.
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.
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.
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.