Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google Chrome OS - Various Reactions

I couldn't stop myself from sharing various reactions I came across after the launch of Google Chrome OS. Here’s a sampling of the reaction, positive, negative and in-between:

The fans, boosters and generally positive takes:

TechCrunch, BetaNews, Computerworld, Mashable, BuzzMachine, Ars Technica,Bloomberg, ArsTechnica, Google Watch, MediaMemo,, Google Operating System, The Register,, Black Web 2.0, BloggingStocks, Gadget Lab,Computerworld Blogs, ContentBlogger, Lockergnome Blog Network, About Mobility . . .

The critics and skeptics:

PC World, CNET News, Search Engine Watch, AllThingsD, ZDNet, InformationWeek, Techdirt,Traffick, SlashGear, MacDailyNews, SmoothSpan Blog . . .

The “wait and see” or “he said/she said” pieces:

BBC,, eWeek, GigaOM, Venture Capital Dispatch, The Microsoft Blog,IntoMobile, Between the Lines, Mercury News, Seattle Times, ReadWriteWeb, TG Daily,Googling Google, New York Times . . .

Some verbatims:

This is Google dropping the mother of bombs on its chief rival, Microsoft. It even says as much in the first paragraph of its post, “However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web.” Yeah, who do you think they mean by that? And it’s a genius play.


The privacy implications are, of course, horrendous. And while Google will inevitably dismiss such concerns as paranoid and argue that any data the company might collect at the OS level will be used only to improve its services and benefit users, it should still give us all pause. Because when it is finally launched, Chrome OS will be yet one more deep well of consumer data to which Google will have access

Digital Daily

If Google wants to succeed in its boldest product launch to date, the Chrome OS, the company needs to focus on its success with the same intensity it once dedicated to search. If it doesn’t, Chrome OS will end up just like Chrome: yet another irrelevant skunkworks project used by a handful of digerati and Microsoft-haters and ignored by everyone else.

Silicon Alley Insider

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