Chrome OS Notebooks are coming *yawn*

May 12, 2011

My bet is that it’s not even going to make a DENT against Microsoft’s Windows 7 and Windows 8. The problem to me as I have said before on this blog is that Google went the easy way and it’s not going to catch on. I LOVE the Chrome browser and use it for all my browsing (even for updating this blog right now) but as an operating system environment…umm no. Just because it can doesnt mean it should. I have seen the actual implementation of Chrome OS and I have to say, not that impressive or dynamic. I never thought I would say this but if this is the Status Quo, Microsoft will wipe the floor with Google. Now over at ZDNET, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols disagrees with me and says that Chrome OS will be huge for the following reasons.

  1. Attractive business packaging and pricing
  2. Ease of use
  3. Lots of Applications
  4. Security
  5. Google Brand Recognition
Despite all that, I believe that the UI is inferior to even Windows 7. The Achilles heel for Windows was always the UI, stability, crashes and viruses. Windows 7 has done away with a lot of that so Windows 8 might make it even harder for Chrome OS to display any solid advantages. I believe that Google took the easy way out in creating a Cloud UI and as a result, it wont catch on. I like making big bold bets, let’s see how I do on this one.]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

All Comments

  • Thats nice save your credit card spreadsheet on someone else’s server.

    Jake May 12, 2011 2:57 pm Reply
  • In my opinion the chromebooks are too expensive, keeping in mind that they are practically useless offline.

    xinu May 13, 2011 10:21 am Reply

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