Google helps sell netbooks?
Google is going to use a 15 year old operating system and a year old browser to build a free operating system for netbooks.
Why would Google do this? The speculation is most interesting.
- It would provide a lower price point entry into the Internet.
- It would therefore generate more Internet users.
- It would therefore provide more opportunity to sell ads.
Google is in the advertising business. That is how they make all their money. The tech stuff is just a way to deliver the advertising.
I think it is great. It provides a number of services for free if I can put up with ads – which I can.
I wonder, in the past, if anyone wanted to give away TVs so there were more viewers and more people to view ads.