Microsoft Operating Systems long the standard and “bully on the block” is getting a new competitor with clout: Google. That is right! Google announced it is going to enter the OS market in 2010. Mashable’s Ben Parr broke the news with his timely article: “BREAKING: Google to Launch Operating System.” Let’s take a look at what Google has to say about Chrome OS.
Chrome OS Description
- Open Source: free is always good
- Lightweight: uncomplicated is preferable
- Targeting Netbooks users
3 Key Aspects of Chrome OS
- Speed: faster makes for efficiency
- Simplicity: too often we are bogged down by features that are less benefit than drain on a system’s speed. Are you listening Microsoft?
- Security: this has been the Achilles heal for Microsoft for a long time and the issue that could present the most value to users
Chrome OS Value Proposition: Eliminate “Microsoft Frustration”
According to Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management and Linus Upson, Engineering Director, Chrome OS advantages
- “We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight”
- ” To start up and get you onto the web in a few second”
- “The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way”
- “Most of the user experience takes place on the web”
- “Completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates”