Will Google Chrome challenge Windows?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by FanOfFridays, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. From the Techcrunch post


    "Purists complained that a browser isn’t actually an operating system, and brought up mundane issues about hardware drivers, memory and processor management, and other red herrings. And now...Google just bolted a big ol’ bag of drivers (also known as the Linux kernel) to Chrome and are calling it the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s going to be hard for people to continue to deny its operating systemness now.

    The new OS will focus entirely on the web: “The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform.” What that means is this. The browser is the platform. The browser is the UI.

    Windows is hardware management plus an application platform, and we call that an OS. Chrome OS is hardware management plus an application platform (the browser), and we call that an OS, too.

    That must send chills down the spine of the guys up in Redmond."

    So? Does this mean that Chrome can take a chunk out of MSFT in the next 48 months as major netbook makers start to ship their hardware with Chrome only, representing the thin end of the wedge? MSFT as long term short?
  2. Corey


    And imagine that, the only word processing documents you will really have access to are ... Google Docs! How convenient.

    I think a lot of us saw this coming a mile away. There has been a lot of talk of Google trying to make the browser the new operating system, while Microsoft was trying to make their Office suite the new operating system (via plugins to the Ribbon). Google is making their play for the netbooks, it seems.
  4. clacy


    Yes, obviously this pie chart will look the exact same in 5 years. It would be impossible for Google to grow their business from where it stands 6 months (or whatever) after it launched.

    At one time a pie chart for daily transportation of trips of 5 miles or greater would have looked somthing like this:

    50%- Horse/carriage
    30%- Walk
    20%- Train
    5%- Bicycle
    4%- Automobile
    1%- Other
  5. new$


    Chrome + Linux = WINNER

    :) :cool: :D
  6. Great news. Thank you Google!
  7. hellyes


    They used to use pie charts that utilized 110 percentage points? Who knew...
  8. In the 1920's they where viewing the world with a positive view. lol
  9. clacy


    ok, so I was a little off on my math:D

    you get the picture though....
    #10     Jul 9, 2009