The blogosphere has been abuzz about the idea of a Google PC for the last couple of days. Google has denied the rumor. I’m surprised that it ever had any legs, honestly. It’s a stupid idea. Microsoft has a hammer-lock on the OS market, and virtually all of the applications for PC’s are written to the Microsoft standard. Neither Apple, nor OS/2, nor Linux has been able to break that grip yet. Why should Google be any different?
Nope, when I first heard the rumor, it seemed completely non-credible to me. And as the rumor grew, I asked myself "Surely Sergey and Larry have more sense than that." And then, it became "Remember Mike Cowpland". Thankfully the boys in Mountainview learned that Cautionary Tale. There are just too many other ways to make money without taking on Microsoft in their core business with a weak strategy. And that’s what the Google PC is… a weak strategy.