Five Reasons Microsoft Need Not Fear Google OS

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Google might have forayed into Microsoft’s turf with Google OS, but Redmond has no reason to fear, says PaidContent.

At least, it has five reasons not to fear Google:

  • Windows 7 is Not Vista: Windows 7 will be at least nine months old by the time Google OS is released.
  • Microsoft is working on its own browser-based OS: Microsoft is developing its new browser, Gazelle, that will be more capable of running Web apps.
  • Google will be busy competing with Ubuntu: Since Chrome OS is open-source and runs on Linux, it competes more with Ubuntu, rather than Windows. So, while Google fights Ubuntu, Microsoft can catch a break.
  • Fully web-based Chrome OS cannot run Windows apps: Unless more people start using Web-based applications, this could be an adoption-barrier for Chrome OS.
  • Google has not succeeded against Microsoft in the past. Examples: Google Docs vs Office and Chrome vs IE.

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