Is Chrome OS a Threat to Ubuntu or Windows?
Jul 12, 2010, 18:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
"Since late 2009, talk of how Google's Chrome OS is being
positioned to "take on" Microsoft Windows has been promoted by
individuals who I believe have no idea what they're talking
"By Google's own admission, Chrome OS is being designed for near
exclusive use on netbook computers, due to its minimalist nature.
And as we know, netbooks make up a small piece of the collective PC
market. This clearly leaves out of desktops and laptops, which will
remain dominated by the Windows OS (near term, at least).
"This leads us to consider that Microsoft's Windows OS is not
the target for Google after all. So the next line of thought leads
us to wonder if perhaps Chrome OS is being created to take on
something closer to its own design – for instance, Ubuntu
"Or perhaps instead there's yet another alternative target that
Google has yet to reveal?"