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With Chrome, Google reignites the OS wars

roundup Google Chrome OS, due in the second half of 2010, underscores the Web giant's cloud-computing ambitions and opens new competition with Microsoft.

Google Chrome OS, due in the second half of 2010, underscores the Web giant's cloud-computing ambitions and opens new competition with Microsoft.

What Chrome OS has on Windows that Linux doesn't

Because the Web is already a powerful force, Google's OS project has a leg up over would-be Microsoft challengers such as Linux. But has its own issues.
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
July 9, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

Why Chrome OS? Google says, why not?

Google says it is building Chrome OS because it wants to improve the experience of using a computer. Of course, getting more people to spend their lives online and searching can't hurt.
(Posted in Webware by Tom Krazit)
July 8, 2009 4:06 PM PDT

Analyzing Google's Chrome OS strategy

The forthcoming Chrome OS will be technically straightforward, but why Google is doing an OS in the first place is a little less obvious.
(Posted in Speeds and feeds by Peter N. Glaskowsky)
July 9, 2009 5:31 AM PDT

ARM chip camp sees Google Chrome as opportunity

Texas Instruments and Qualcomm executives talk about the opportunities they see with the Google Chrome operating system.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits by Brooke Crothers)
July 8, 2009 10:10 PM PDT

Google reveals its Chrome OS cohorts

The company names software, PC, and chipmakers it's working with on its new operating system.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
July 8, 2009 3:28 PM PDT

CNET News Poll

Reflections on Chrome
What was your first reaction to Google Chrome OS?

Microsoft is toast.
Google is the new Microsoft.
I'll be all Google all the time.
Meh. I'm happy with Mac OS.
Linux under the hood. Hurrah!

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What will Google's Chrome OS watch you do?

Google's announcement of the Chrome OS is big news, but what will the ramifications for privacy be? We take a look at Google's privacy track record on some of its other products and services.
• Does Google's OS decrease or increase security risks?
(Posted in Webware by Josh Lowensohn)
July 8, 2009 1:05 PM PDT

What Google's Chrome OS means for Netbooks, and why Microsoft shouldn't worry...yet

We're always in favor of more consumer choice and potentially lower prices, but here's why it's not quite time for Microsoft to worry about losing its firm hold on the Netbook market.
• Why Chrome OS doesn't matter--or does it?
(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
July 8, 2009 10:28 AM PDT

Mr. Schmidt, step down from that board

Eric Schmidt's role as a board member of both Google and Apple is now untenable given Google's plans to develop a personal computer operating system.
(Posted in Webware by Tom Krazit)
July 8, 2009 10:22 AM PDT

To challenge Google, Microsoft might want to think Apple

Redmond's challenge is to prove the Windows experience is worth paying for. If it is looking for a game plan, it might want to look at how the Mac has tackled the PC.
• Google's Linux fork may not trouble Microsoft
• No thanks, Google--we've got Ubuntu
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 8, 2009 10:14 AM PDT

Google to Microsoft: It's on

With the announcement of the Chrome OS, Google has taken complete aim at Redmond's empire. But there are still plenty of reasons why Windows might not be dead man walking.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 8, 2009 2:45 AM PDT

Google plans Chrome-based Web operating system

Watch out, Microsoft: Google's browser project is the foundation for a Web-based operating system. Chrome OS Netbooks are due in 2010.
• Chrome's new-tab page gets more interactive
• Google Apps shed beta label
• Security expert blesses Google Native Client technology
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
July 7, 2009 10:16 PM PDT

Microsoft's Gazelle browser takes a radical path

In an exclusive interview, CNET News talks with the researcher behind Microsoft's effort to make the browser more like an OS.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
July 7, 2009 4:00 AM PDT