For weeks now, C|Net news.com has been speculating about Google introducing its own version of the Mozilla Web browser. Bad move since whatever ground they'd gain would be taken away by Microsoft the next time they introduce an update to Windows.

How about this instead? Wouldn't it make more sense for Google to come out with their own branded version of a Linux desktop or laptop? There are already good Linux computers out there that can do everything most people do with their computers (Web, word processing, spreadsheet, music, etc.) and they do it cheaply and without Microsoft.

Problem is that nobody buys them because people are afraid to try a 'foreign' OS. With the Google brand name and their innovation, wouldn't people be more comfortable?