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The battle ahead: Google Chrome OS vs. Microsoft's


Lordbob75

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The battle ahead: Google Chrome OS vs. Microsoft 'Windows 8'

For Google to emerge as a true contender in just the field of netbook operating systems as soon as 2011 will require it to have smoothly and swiftly cleared an immense obstacle course first. But just the fact that Google will make the attempt will underscore a hard new reality facing Microsoft, one which my friend Carmi Levy pointed out on Monday: The rules of the game for operating systems and applications are changing rapidly, and their underlying principles are being rewritten.

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http://www.betanews.com/article/The-battle-ahead-Google-Chrome-OS-vs-Microsoft-Windows-8/1247085429

He has a lot of good points. Makes you think.

I think that the future is going to be VERY interesting and we WILL be seeing some MAJOR changes in computing.

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I agree that the only way Google Chrome will become a viable competitor to Microsoft in the operating system arena is if the very underlying principles and rules of an O/S are re-written.

Gaming on the PC is one of the main driving forces behind wide-spread adoptions and continued market presence. The other is of course business for the use of Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Server, .NET, Visual Studio, and other team-building and management software. But business drives long-term use of even older versions of Windows, while the gaming market drivers the latest versions.

Until at least one of those changes, Microsoft will unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you view it) be the dominating competitor for operating systems. The Linux and BSD worlds, as well as MacOS X and beyond (based on BSD) will always have a market that grows, but can never overtake Windows for gaming until the rules are changed.
 

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I just don't see Chrome OS making much of an impact. I see it as just another Linux distro (that's not to say I won't try it, but)...
 

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Sorry Not an astrologer but seeing the market scenario I feel that
MS will always top, Google OS will take some time to penetrate the main Desktop PCs apart from the netbooks (I doubt it will happen), but Linux gets Stronger (Open Source is the Future) Apple will maintain its ratio in MACs
 

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Here is what I think on this:

MS, with its share holdings, will continue to dominate for a few more years. If nothing else changes, they will continue to do so for many more.
HOWEVER, it all really depends on Google here. If they can get their OS popular enough, then MS won't necessarily dominate.
I will say that it is impossible to determine right now. It all depends on Google, and how MS responds.

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I have noticed that mostly everyone over 30 who owns a computer, goes with what the manufacturer tells them too. If you buy a dell, they will always recommend windows, even though they sell some forms of linux. So most of these people have no clue what the difference is and just go with it. If they do end up with something like vista, and they had been using XP, they usually dont know the difference. Its just a different look to them. Google OS wont beat Windows unless they get manufacturers to make it their recomended OS.
 

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I have noticed that mostly everyone over 30 who owns a computer, goes with what the manufacturer tells them too. If you buy a dell, they will always recommend windows, even though they sell some forms of linux. So most of these people have no clue what the difference is and just go with it. If they do end up with something like vista, and they had been using XP, they usually dont know the difference. Its just a different look to them. Google OS wont beat Windows unless they get manufacturers to make it their recomended OS.
That is exactly right. Except the age thing. I have friend who doesn't know what OS she is running. I always make fun of her for that :p

That is also what Google is trying to do. They want to put their OS on netbooks. People buy them not really knowing that it will be different.

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That is exactly right. Except the age thing. I have friend who doesn't know what OS she is running. I always make fun of her for that :p

That is also what Google is trying to do. They want to put their OS on netbooks. People buy them not really knowing that it will be different.

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do you know the os she is running.
 

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I do yes. Windows XP.
The funniest thing is that she wants to learn about Computers. She even registered on Vistax64, but is never on.

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lol, my cousin exact
 

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I doubt Chrome OS will defeat Windows in any way. Microsoft is already working on a Cloud platform, plus the user-friendliness of it's Operating Systems improves with each version.
 

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I doubt Chrome OS will defeat Windows in any way. Microsoft is already working on a Cloud platform, plus the user-friendliness of it's Operating Systems improves with each version.
Google has also done well with their other products, but ms will still do better
 

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but it doesn't mean it won't be good either.

so well just see.
It might be nice, but people in the media are playing this up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's just another flavor of Linux. If you don't like other Linux operating systems now, you won't like Google ChromeOS either.

If you run your own copy/copies of Linux, then you probably already have a favorite flavor (ie: distro), and Google ChromeOS might not change that for you.

ChromeOS isn't any more a competitor for Windows 7 than any other Linux distro is.
 

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And the wars continue for your soul
 

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