And if Google gets into the computer hardware market?

Recently i posted at my blog (http://pinguimzulu.blogspot.com/ - in portuguese) about how stunning would be if Google gets seriously and massivelly in the computer market (portable and desktop), with a strong label like HP, Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, and others are. I think Google can be a strong competitors to them.

If Google gets in this hardware market area, surelly the Microsoft molopoly will be completelly jammed and smashed, since surelly Google machines will be surelly only Linux OEM (maybe Ubuntu, or Ubuntu-based)

Another goal of this is surelly all these other strong brand manufacturers will take more seriously the Linux OEM market, and progressivelly (or radically) abandon the MS-Windows OEM - focusing completelly on Linux. Maybe some people may doubt it, but i don't...

This would be really beautiful!

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cheap computers's picture

The idea is that everything runs from the server, with the client netbooting the environment and using the little RAM and CPU it has to load the kernel and connect its display session to the server.

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jfireball66's picture

If Google even got into the hardware market (unlikely) I doubt they would use Ubuntu/Ubuntu-based on their computers. As we all know they are developing their own OS. I think they would use this.

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johntoh's picture

Hardware market is not that easy - Google computers may have to show that they are better than Dell or any other computer and google may not actually put Linux but its own operating system.
Also, all those companies which may support Google OS ( such as Dell , lenovo etc.) may start to see this as potential competitor. Margins play an important role in any business and Retail computer Hardware is not something where one can expect huge margin.

Overall, this is a risky proposition.

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jerryboone's picture

google software would be a great contribution if so.

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sanilbd's picture

Yes that is very thinkable subject. Thanks for post.

I guess it is not wise for

baby shower games's picture

I guess it is not wise for Google to compete in hardware...Google is already doing good with Internet, they might venture out with something new but I guess not hardware, because their is a lot of competitors. Cheers, Jacob,

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bootdoc's picture

The only thing that has the potential to bring MS down is the cloud. Platform independent computing.

it is hard to go from an

kristimccollum's picture

it is hard to go from an internet software/ search engine company to go into the hardawre business... i wonder how will they do this?

http://www.eisenmangel-info.de

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Bill Bryce's picture

Google is such a well known and used name now that I wouldn't be surprised if they did move into hardware in this way. The tie up with T-Mobile for the G1 could very well be the start of this.

I don't understand why on

Daniel2's picture

I don't understand why on earth will google enter the hardware market. Google has monopoly in search engine which is one of the highest earning markets in the world. Trying to do something which it is not a master in will be foolish on goole's part.

Anyway microsoft does not have a chunk of hardware market. Hardware market is dominated by companies like dell, intel, ibm, etc.

So it makes no difference to microsoft to if google enters the hardware market.

Thats a great one. Enjoyed reading it thanks.

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Taylor Thompson's picture

I have to agree with Angela. This just doesn't make too much sense to me. Google is fine with what they do. However, from a business standpoint, Google may see this as a possible way to increase their revenue. Not that they're not making enough money anyway.

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steve martin's picture

I don't understand why on earth will google enter the hardware market. Google has monopoly in search engine which is one of the highest earning markets in the world. Trying to do something which it is not a master in will be foolish on goole's part.

Anyway microsoft does not have a chunk of hardware market. Hardware market is dominated by companies like dell, intel, ibm, etc.

So it makes no difference to microsoft to if google enters the hardware market.

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