Research, Microsoft and Google

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/research/default.aspx – MSFT

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=196387

http://research.google.com/ — GOOG

http://googleresearch.blogspot.in – Google research

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Chrome OS

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=21004 – Interesting to watch the “clash of the titans”

  • It will run with a Linux kernel as its base
  • It will boot directly into the Chrome Web browser
  • It will be aimed primarily at netbooks
  • It will run on both x86 and ARM processors
  • It will not be designed to have local storage; all data will be stored in the cloud
  • Google will not entice developers to build software to run on the Chrome OS; instead, they want them to build Web apps that will run on any standards-based browser
  • The three most important features will be “speed, simplicity and security,” according to Google
  • Google will release the software to the open source community before the end of 2009
  • Announced Chrome OS hardware partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.
  • Netbooks running Chrome OS will be available in the second half of 2010