Nine months ago Google launched the Google Chrome browser. Today Google announced that it intends to offer a new Operating System called Google Chrome Operating System. According to official Google blog “It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.”
Microsoft recently alarmed some vendors with its announcement of upcoming FREE Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) software. The product was formerly called Windows Live One Care 2.0. It will offer an anti-malware solution for Windows XP/Vista/7 computers. Google had decided to give Microsoft a run for their money and offer a FREE open source Operating System. I don’t think Microsoft is losing sleep over this announcement because other such attempts (e.g. Linux) have fail to offer any serious threat to Microsoft. And let’s face it…..Google has not put any major dent in Internet Explorer market with its Google Chrome browser. In fact, security issues have tarnished Google’s Chrome browser. It’s market share has been hanging around 1.3-1.5% at best (compare to about 70% for Internet Explorer).
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