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Applications for Windows will work on Chrome

Google 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.

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Why so many different operating systems?
By AntDX316 on 6/5/2010 5:07:54 AM , Rating: 2
Windows, OSX, Linux, basically all the same just the interface is different. Honestly, Windows 7 if paired with a high end pc will do everything you want without you having to think about the pc.

RE: Why so many different operating systems?
By Setsunayaki on 6/6/2010 1:19:34 AM , Rating: 2
Sure ^^

After spending hours downloading OpenSource applications to cover most of the bloatware. Oh, let us not forget that windows is ok...until One specific file fails and forces you to reinstall the entire OS.

If the Registry itself gets corrupted, say bye bye to your OS. Same thing is true about IE. IE is part of the core that makes Windows in all versions. If IExplorer takes a hit, so does Explorer itself and thanks to SVCHOST and the way the OS can kiss it goodbye.

How about Security? Has anyone here ever noticed that you can chmod a directory to 555 and flash and many other files STILL WRITE to that directory, overriding your access levels...while on Linux you actually get an error saying that it can not write to file...

Oh yeah...most windows users do not know that most blue screens of death are triggered by Microsoft's own OS Internals to prevent users from getting too close to the core of the OS, but there are ways that one can actually get around them to the point that where a BSOD is supposed to occur, one averts it....and finds nothing wrong with the OS. (This happened a lot on Windows XP and Vista...I have yet to test Windows 7).

Didn't you guys notice that when a blue-screen occurs, its part of a program that delivers the blue screen to you and then it actually REBOOTS YOUR Computer....while other OSes just fail on the spot (I.E being a REAL FAILURE)?

Wow...What a nice way of hiding an "Operating System General Protection Fault" by the means of a BSOD...

I'll stick to my linux and its Kernel and use Windows for its primary use...Gaming! ^_^

By FearTec on 6/7/2010 8:51:38 AM , Rating: 2
>by Setsunayaki: If the Registry itself gets corrupted, say bye bye to your OS.

"/dev/sda2: Input/output error
mount: /dev/sda2: can't read superblock"

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