Chrome OS Has Some Big Supporters After Just A DayCategory: Operating Systems
Posted: July 9, 2009 06:30AM
Google's new OS, Google Chrome OS announced here, seems to have some big supporters just a day after being announced. The blog post is in response to common questions about Google Chrome OS, including if it is free (it is), and how to apply for a job to work on Chrome OS. But the biggest announcement on the page (at least to me), is who is already on board with using the new OS. The companies listed (it says among others, but the others may be small or big companies at this point) are HP, Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, and Toshiba, which may mean a big leg up on the notebook/netbook market, along with Adobe (which will mean compatibility with its products, including Flash, another huge bonus for Chrome OS), and Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, which are chip makers that make some ARM's and CPU's. If these partners are announced and on board merely one day after the public announcement (one has to assume that talks went on before the public announcement to secure these partners), it will be interesting to see who's on board after it's been around awhile.