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Krane Says, "No PC From Google"



10:19 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"We have many PC partners who serve their markets exceedingly well and we see no need to enter that market," Google spokeswoman Eileen Rodriguez told Light Reading via email. "We would rather partner with great companies."


2:17 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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They will have fun with the modem. Most Windows-OS computers bundle a dirt-cheap Windows-hosted controllerless model which took 5 years of debugging to give vaguely good connections.

This is exactly where they won't have any problems, as they'll be shipping one standard configuration which can be verified to work. The problem Linux has had with internal modems comes from there being lots of different models (and to a lesser extent lots of different Linux distributions).

I'd expect any mass-market Google device to be broadband only, however, and to come with some kind of broadband access bundle for those who don't have it already.


5:53 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google making a consumer PC makes as much sense as Google buying AOL. Oh wait...


8:08 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If anything, we might see DELL with Google badges. Not a new concept.


11:32 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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lol, well it should be interesting to see what Google makes of a OS, wonder if they'll make there own internet browser? hmmmm the possibilities


11:54 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No need to make a whole browser. They already have a toolbar which fools download and then it makes the browser they have a google browser. Why waist money when you can steal Microsofts technology?

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2:53 pm on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A Google OS - Let's see if they can get the bugs out in time to salvage their credibility.


6:37 pm on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google is NOT building a PC! There exists NO cube with GOS!

Did any of you read what this article (and thread) is actually about?

So far, every single response is in direct contrast to the topic-starter.
(not to say I've never done it, but...)

Google is NOT building a PC! There exists NO cube with GOS!


2:16 am on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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topsites: nah, you just wish hard enough and then...


3:49 am on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sticking to topic... uh, well maybe.

G putting out a box and operating system... well... I'm not impressed. I don't really think it would generate a huge push to their stock price... except maybe, that it would have an implied "toolbar," in the operating system.. but then, I seem to remember an operating system that got a lot of grief for their "implied browser", ie, I'm mean IE whoopss....
A box would be a loss leader...

Now if you want to impress me financially... how about dropping my high speed internet connecting down to about $5 a month...
How about buying out Comcast... and then figuring out how to do BBoPl (broad band over power lines) without all the RF...
Now that would impress me financially.

All that extra money to spend on Adsense,
Yowza baby.. that would impress me!


1:40 pm on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wall Street Journal says the announcement on Friday will be about an upgrade of G's video service. According to the WSJ, consumers will be able to pay to download and view videos, including TV shows, from Google content partners.

Can't find a direct link, but there's plenty to read at [news.google.com...]


10:38 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Is it just me or did the original link in the original article change from a rumor ridden blog to NYTimes? Either way, some speculations about Google are outright silly and this one about Google possibly selling PCs through WalMart is high on the list. The media is too quick to think Google will cure cancer or shift the industry in groundbreaking ways...The news about Google selling video seems interesting because it's a new, unique revenue stream for the company. Not surprisingly, rumors now exists saying Google will transform TV advertising. I guess it's better than a Google PC.


5:28 pm on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google sells information resources, its revenue comes from accessing information.

It may be logical to sell or give away tools to help access information but I don't think PC's are part of that plan.

I can see the logic in doing a deal with Dell, re-badging their PC's and installing all Google tools as standard...but starting a PC manufacturing plant ...nope!


12:00 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have 1000's of dollars invested in software that won't run on a Google OS, what the heck would I do with a Google Box?

MS needs to stay out of the search business and use its resources for improving their software. Look what a mess they made of the web when their browser took over Netscape.

What ever happened to Web TV?

Google and MS need to make a pact to stay out of each others business, it just makes no sense.


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