What does a super-low cost non-windows PC do to the entry level computer market?
It all depends how low the cost will be and what the Google OS can do I guess.
Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google - Los Angeles Times.
“Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., among other retailers, to sell a Google PC. The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft's Windows, which is one reason it would be so cheap — perhaps as little as a couple of hundred dollars.”
“Larry Page, Google's co-founder and president of products, will give a keynote address Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Analysts suspect that Page will use the opportunity either to show off a Google computing device or announce a partnership with a big retailer to sell such a machine.”
Seems like everyone in the world is going to CES but keep an eye on buzznovation and jkOnTheRun for news as they are both there.
UPDATE: 4 January, 2006: Google Passes on PCs - www.lightreading.com – Google and Wal-Mart are both denying reports that the two are planning to market low-priced, Google PCs via Wal-Mart stores.