Tag Archives: Windows vs Chrome OS

Look at All of Those Windows 7 Licenses!

Posted on 26. Apr, 2011 by . 1 Comments

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As popular as tablets have become, I think it’s still really underestimated how powerful Microsoft and its Windows operating system really is. Instead of just writing about it, I think it’s better to show just how many Windows 7 licenses have been sold when compared to that of iOS.

I suppose that this is the result of people moving from Windows XP or Vista and over to Windows 7, but it also encompasses new hardware purchases as well. It’s too bad that Google wasn’t there with Chrome OS at this point to sweep up some of these users. Despite this, there is clearly a market for Chrome OS just waiting whenever it is released. You have to ask, do most people really need a full-blown operating system like Windows 7? I will take a gander that they really don’t.

This makes the opportunity clear in the consumer market, but one cannot ignore the business market as well. A number of businesses that switch over to Google Apps also have an incentive to migrate many users over to Chrome OS, especially when you realize that most users don’t need a complex platform and only use the web to do their job once they move over to Google’s web based productivity solution.

Microsoft is trying to fight back with this by talking up a lighter-weight Windows when version 8 rolls around. They are also trying to somehow position its web-based Office 365 product, but either of these offerings still sounds too expensive and complex to really differentiate themselves from their existing products on the market.

Would the availability of Chrome OS make you think twice about buying Windows hardware?

via Business Insider

Graph: Why Google is Trying to get into the PC Operating System Market

Posted on 14. Dec, 2010 by . 1 Comments

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Our friends at Business Insider have just posted up a key motivator for Google to push their own operating system for personal computing: the fact that Microsoft is getting half of their revenue from selling Windows. Despite Microsoft’s size, they make more money with one product than all the rest of the things that they do.
Once again I see why Google is competing with Microsoft using Chrome OS. Let Android eat up Windows Phone 7, and leave the PC battle to another division.

via Business Insider

Is Microsoft’s Clout Delaying Chrome OS?

Posted on 29. Oct, 2010 by . 15 Comments

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I’ve been wanting to write an article involving the impact of Digitimes’ article about Microsoft demanding licensing fees for Android/Chrome OS manufacturers since I first read it. But nothing substantial proving this is a serious threat to Google really made it compelling. Now, it appears that the Chrome Web Store is being delayed until December at the latest certainly brings some thoughts to mind.

At first, I was in disbelief of the veracity of the Digitimes report. But now that we’re heading into November without any news of a Chrome OS launch, I can only deduce that Microsoft is using its influence in the Taiwanese computer industry to exert some pressure on Google.


thechromesource Daily: Links for 9/22/10

Posted on 22. Sep, 2010 by . 0 Comments

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Google’s acquisitions this year have leaned more towards social rather than mobile.

Is Microsoft trying to get users upgraded to Windows 7 prior to Chrome OS’s launch?

An agregator for everything that is launched from Google now has its own site, called Google New.

Motorola will have the exclusive launch for the next Android version, which may support tablets.

ReadWriteWeb takes a look at the state of Cloud Computing in 2010.