Tuesday, January 03, 2006

new update 1/07/06: maybe the "just a rumor" denial was a rumor? Google is expected to announce something soon. Something may include google pack (pack.google.com) which may contain an operating-system-like thingy. Stay tuned. Slashdot will know before I do.
update: it was just a rumor, and has been denied.

another new update: 1/08/06. Google pack isn't quite what I expected, and doesn't seem to have any new OS-like-thingy. But it does have some essential free software
that happens to not come from microsoft. Firefox and adobe reader I have and use, trillian I don't. So it's a step toward google's strategy of world domination by giving stuff away. Google is maybe the best, or at least the highest capitalized,
example of the new economic model described in the Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Raymond, and Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.

Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Tuesday January 03, @05:24AM - slashdot
from the google-snowball-effect dept.
Fahrvergnuugen writes "According to latimes.com Google is set to launch the Google PC which will run Google's own operating system. From the article: 'Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., among other retailers, to sell a Google PC. The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft's Windows, which is one reason it would be so cheap -- perhaps as little as a couple of hundred dollars.'"

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