Microsoft needn’t stress about Google’s planned operating system, writes Joseph Tartakoff for paidContent. Five reasons why:
- Windows 7 will put Microsoft on firmer ground, having won great reviews so far—and it will have been out 9 months by the time Chrome OS appears.
- Google’s not the only behemoth that knows users are running apps inside their browsers more often: Microsoft is developing a new "browser-based OS" with that in mind.
- Chrome OS will face competition from Ubuntu and other open-source operating systems at a time when Ubuntu is emerging as the leader—further splintering the market.
- Since Chrome OS is centered on the Web, users won’t likely be able to run any Windows applications.
- This isn’t the first time Google has directly attacked Microsoft: see Google Docs and the Chrome browser; neither has grabbed much market share.