Google criticises Windows ahead of Chromebook launch
Ryan Martin / 8 years ago
Microsoft has long been described as a lumbering giant , milking the success of the Windows operating system, and it is true that the operating system and all the associated revenues from it form the vast majority of Microsoft’s operating profits. Google has known this for a long time and it is now looking to challenge Microsoft in the laptop market.
Yesterday, Google announced a new line of products called “Chromebooks” essentially Laptops with the Chrome OS which is all developed entirely by Google. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said that “”With Microsoft, and other operating system vendors, I think the complexity of managing your computer is really torturing users.” The new Chrome OS laptops are apparently incredibly simple to use and will relieve users of the complexities of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
The idea behind making things simple is the “Google Cloud” which will update programs, conduct data back-up and storage as well as Chrome OS updates. Although Google claims 75% of business users could be converted right away many analysts have doubted this prediction. Analysts have also criticized the Google “Chromebooks” because of their incompatibility with common office software and non-Google applications in addition the high costs to buy or rent the computers which Google will be charging.
However, Google co-founder Sergey Brin did finish by saying that he believed “I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with Windows, Windows 7 has some great security features.”
Google also recently acquired the www.chromebook.com and www.chromebooks.com domain names ahead of pressing its launch of these new products. Although these “Chromebooks” are early on in their development expect to see and hear a lot more about them in the near future.