History And Timeline Of Google OS

There were a lot of rumors that Google was developing a new operating system. In the beginning many considered that all these rumors were perplexing and were in fact referring to Android, Google's free mobile platform. Google has later confirmed, however, that in late '10 they'll indeed launch a desktop operating system designed for netbook computers called Google OS.

Google Chrome OS will be primarily based on Linux technology and developed from the start to operate Google's already well-known Chrome browser on netbooks. Google Chrome OS will depend heavily on internet-based programs and cloud computing. End users will access web programs and will store most of the data on the cloud.

Microsoft currently states that 96% of netbook computers run Windows XP. Xp is now over eight years old. If Microsoft can't develop the right user experience for netbooks with Windows 7, Google OS can easily eat into Microsoft's share in the netbook computer market place.

The paradox is actually that Microsoft has previously done enough things to end their own monopoly that the search engine firm really cannot beat. The way individuals use technology is undergoing some fundamental shifts these days, and Microsoft has done a bad job of predicting this shift or providing an innovative product to really address it. As people move a lot towards portable gadgets, it is obvious that Whilst Microsoft has a remarkable market share in the netbook computer arena, it's a market segment under tremendous pressure from Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as well as the rapid growth of Android based devices.

As for the desktop, Linux and Apple's Mac have really eaten into Microsoft's market share. The spectacular failure of Windows Vista gave a lot of folks a reason to move to Mac or some other platforms. Open source carries on to create inroads within the business market, nonetheless, and Microsoft is under huge pressure in the server marketplace from Linux based systems.

Whilst Chrome OS is an interesting foray into the operating system space for Google, it's barely a watershed moment in the demise of Windows. Microsoft has already done a fantastic job of eroding their situation of monopoly by missing out growing trends such as the quick adoption of mobile gadgets. Nevertheless, Chrome will nevertheless be one more blow to Microsoft because it eats into their share of the netbook market. The real risk to Microsoft will be if business people began to notice the advantage of cloud computing.


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