Interesting article over at ZDNet, concerning Google’s Chrome OS.
One quote that caught my attention was this:
It’s interesting that Chrome OS doesn’t represent a direct threat to Windows, Mac or Linux because the OS can’t be downloaded and installed onto existing systems. However, given that Google is earmarking netbookesque form factor devices to get the Chrome OS treatment, this still means that Google could capture market share from both Windows and Mac, especially those looking for a simple, fuss-free web-based solution.
It’s difficult for me to see how the Chrome OS will affect Apple, with them publicly stating that they want nothing to do with Netbooks. Jobs has stated, “Apple doesn’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer that’s not a piece of junk.”
It seems to me that Apple also doesn’t want to build a netbook because they new all along that the Chrome OS was perfect for netbooks, and will whitewash this sector completely.
No proof of that of course, but it does seem a little coincidental.