A little follow-up to my July 2009 post on Google’s Chrome OS. Ed Bott is now reporting the first usage numbers that include Google’s attempt to convince people to give up their personal computers and switch to terminals where everything they do goes through the Silicon Valley Ad Agency’s servers.
It turns out that after almost two years on the market, Chrome OS has achieved a market share of 0.023%. Yes. Really. Not the 23% that would mark it as a contender. Not the 2.3% that would mark it as a niche product. Being a niche product would be a massive success by comparison. Google really has spent the last four years hyping a product and two years selling a product that’s achieved 1/100th of what it would take to be even considered a niche player.