Microsoft is still the king in the operating system business. Well known operating systems such as Mac OS X and Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu, etc…) are trying really hard to topple the king. These operating systems have some success but not enough to really make Microsoft feels desperate. As if the operating system wars are not big enough, Google has announced that it will launch its own operating system called as Google Chrome Operating System for everyday people to use in the second half of 2010.
Google launched Chrome browser nine months ago, and millions of users are in love with this browser. Firefox and Chrome browsers are killing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser slowly. Will Google be able to repeat the success for its new operating system as with its Chrome browser? The good news about Google Chrome Operating System — it will be free to use.
Everyone knows that Google is a serious company that has provided countless of awesome products, and many of these products are free to use — Google’s search, Google Earth, Youtube, Gmail, and countless more. With the announcement of the soon to be released Google Chrome Operating System, Microsoft may have to be be very worried unless Microsoft thinks Google is just another failed company that is trying to go after its flagship product. Though with recent campaign that Microsoft launches to target Google directly — the relaunching of its Live search engine to Bing, it’s pretty much an acknowledgement that Microsoft is not taking Google lightly.
As the saying goes, the more the merrier. More competitors for the operating system market, the better for us all in terms of prices, quality, and innovation. Check out Google’s official blog on Google Chrome Operating System.