What's the point of Google Chrome OS?

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Google Chrome OS. So you understand what Chrome is: it's Google's Web browser, but why have an eponymous operating system? Isn't that a bit obfuscatory? Let's clear up the confusion and illuminate Google's strategy.

By Richi Jennings. December 8, 2010.

With all the noise over Google's pilot netbook program, it's easy to miss the reality of Chrome OS. Google hasn't explained itself very clearly. Perhaps that's deliberate, to prevent their competitors understanding the full strategy. More likely, it's because Google is run by a huge pile of geeks, who find it tedious to explain things to us mere mortals.

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