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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Google Chrome O/S

Just had a quick read of this: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html.

Question...

They're not planning to make the notebooks with this o/s available until the second half of 2010, and they're targetting it at x86 and ARM processors. But isn't x86 on the way out? Surely by 2010/2011 more pc/notebook sales will be 64-bit? Or am I missing something, which is entirely possible given that I read the article at some point near midnight.

2 comments:

Jason H said...

They're targeting netbooks, not notebooks. Netbooks are intentionally lower-spec processors to help reduce cost and increase battery life, so x86 and especially ARM make the most sense here.

Manda QoP said...

Ahah... knew I'd missed something. Thanks for the clarification. :)