11 May '11, 9pm

Google notebooks challenge Microsoft

Google notebooks challenge Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO - Notebook computers powered by Google software are heading to market in a direct assault on the Windows operating system at the heart of Microsoft's technology empire. The California-based Internet colossus partnered with electronics makers Samsung and Acer on notebook computers essentially crafted as portals to online applications or services reached through Google's Chrome Web browser. "Whether it be Microsoft or other operating system vendors, the complexity of managing your computer is really torturing computer users out there," Google co-founder Sergey Brin said during a press briefing. "That is a flawed model," he said. "Chrome notebooks are a new model that doesn't put the burden of managing a computer on you." Thousands of people have tinkered with a prototype Chrome notebook that Google distributed last year to live test the product. Google collabor...

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