Here’s an interesting one. While one would assume that Intel would be quaking in its boots with the emergence of Chrome OS, Michael Chen — director of Intel’s embedded sales group and ultra mobility group in Asia-Pacific — recently proclaimed that the company isn’t worried at all. In fact, Intel seems pretty stoked that Google has introduced an operating system that will undoubtedly rival its own Moblin. To quote: “Our long-term goal is providing hardware for devices with different operating systems… more competition will drive up more innovations and that’s good for consumers.” Furthermore, we’re told that Intel is looking forward to providing chips for machines based on Chrome OS, and frankly, we reckon that Intel’s foothold in hardware and software makes it easier to brush this whole thing off. Must be nice, right?
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