is looking to rival many firms that are big names in the hardware and
software business. One of the key rivals that Google is focusing on
is Microsoft in the software realm. Google has been offering its
cloud-based productivity applications for a while now to businesses
and end users with offerings like Google Docs that are compatible
with Microsoft Office file types.Google talked more about its
coming operating system at Computex in Taiwan this week. Google
reports that it intends to launch its operating system, dubbed Chrome
OS, in the late fall of 2010. We already know a lot of what there is
to know about Chrome with the OS having been officially
announced back in November of 2009. Google also offered some
information on its cloud
printing scheme for the OS in April 2010.Yahoo
News quotes Google
VP of product management Sundar Pichai as saying, "We are
working on bringing the device later this fall." He continues
stating, "It's something which we are very excited by ... We
expect it to reach millions of users on day one."Reuters quotes
Pichai saying, "Chrome OS is one of the few future
operating systems for which there are already millions of
applications that work. You don't need to redesign Gmail for it to
work on Chrome. Facebook does not need to write a new app for
Chrome."The real question for the Chrome OS is will
hardware manufacturers support the OS. The OS will be open source and
might woo some hardware makers to offer it on their netbooks, which
is the market where Chrome OS is aimed.
quote: I am sure Google Chrome OS gives you offline file saving on your computer
quote: No, you would use Google Docs which does all of the same things.
quote: Pretty soon the only reason to have Windows around is to play PC games..... oh wait, maybe not even for that.
quote: "Chrome OS is one of the few future operating systems for which there are already millions of applications that work. You don't need to redesign Gmail for it to work on Chrome. Facebook does not need to write a new app for Chrome."
quote: Applications for Windows will work on Chrome
quote: Those are web-based applications, which make up a minority of the most commonly used applications.
quote: Google to Dump Windows Internally Due to Security Concerns