Google helps sell netbooks?

Filed under: Technology; Author: Les Bain; Posted: July 15, 2009 at 10:09 am;

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.

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by alex

    I think they would have if one could click the remote and proceed to order whatever was being advertised 😉

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