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Bill Gates on Google’s Chrome OS: Nothing New Here July 15, 2009

Posted by hruf in Internet & Communities.
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Microsoft (MSFT) chairman Bill Gates is finally having his say on Google’s (GOOG) wonderfully overblown Chrome OS announcement. His take: It’s just another Linux distro.

“There’s many, many forms of Linux operating systems out there and packaged in different ways and booted in different ways,” Gates told News.com’s Ina Fried. “In some ways I am surprised people are acting like there’s something new. I mean, you’ve got Android running on Netbooks. It’s got a browser in it.”

And, you know. The man’s got a point. The emperor has no clothes. Or if it does, it’s an old “Linux: Live Free or Die” T-shirt.

Gates’s remarks follow similar comments from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who yesterday said he’s not quite sure what the big deal about Chrome is either. “Who knows what that thing is,” he said.

Do you think he is right?

via Bill Gates on Google’s Chrome OS: Nothing New Here | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD.

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