Google® challenges Windows® 7 with Google® Chrome OS
Google has announced that the company is working to develop an operating system based on its browser, Google Chrome. The OS, simply known as Google Chrome OS, is an open source and initially aims at netbooks. The VP of Product Management, Sundar Pichai, said in a blog post that since the company is already talking to partners about the OS and will be soon working with OS community, it wanted to share the company’s vision so that it will give a clear idea about what Google is trying to achieve with Google Chrome OS.
Speed, Simplicity and Security are the three key aspects of Chrome OS as announced by Google. It said that they want their OS to be lightweight and fast that will help PC boot up in seconds.
Important point to note here is that Google will start the OS with netbooks, in the same way as Microsoft launched Windows 7 starter for netbooks. Google is focusing more on Microsoft’s core business just like Microsoft is focusing on Google’s. Google is confident that with the features the Chrome OS is going to offer, it will definitely appeal people to switch from Windows to Chrome. However, Microsoft Windows being the sole ruler of operating system market since years, it is difficult to predict how true the statement is going to prove, especially with the huge success of Windows 7.
Google as a brand name is very popular among customers and if Google lives up to its words then obviously it is going to be a threat for other OS system like Linux. It should definitely need something extra ordinarily good in the OS to affect the Microsoft’s monopoly in the OS market. As competition leads to improvement, consumers are always on the greener side.