Windows 8 vs Google Chrome OS vs Apple new OS?

Google are announcing the release of Google’s Chrome OS operating system in 2011.

For those of you who havent paid a lot of attention to Chrome OS, I am attaching a video below.

I believe that a successful version of a Chrome OS type operating system poses the greatest threat to Microsoft.

Based on the age of the company, the recent sluggishness in innovation and other factors, i believe that Windows 9 (not Windows 8 ) will probably be the version of the operating system that we see Microsoft make the big structural changes needed to make Windows exciting.

Operating systems are all going to have to move to the cloud. The only question is who can make that happen the fastest and with the best user experience.

I see where Google are going but they have some way to go. Irnoically, i think that dark horse is going to be Apple here.

From a user experience perspective, they could dominate like no other.

Think about it, they wouldnt need to support drivers from a million vendors and they could acquire or team up with an infrastructure provider for back-end support.

That might be what their Mobile Me effort is about… -a toe in the water toward creating a cloud based OS.

No matter what happens, it’s going to be interesting going forward…

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  • http://owened.co.nz/ID/ Owen

    I tend to disagree about your points, Apple has and never will be the “dark horse” in the OS market. In fact, Apple has publicly declared that they “lost the OS race” and are focusing their efforts elsewhere. Why else has OS X been so half-assed?

    The other factor to consider here is Apple is no contender in the enterprise desktop market. No sane IT organization I can think of would adopt a predominately Apple environment. Why? Because that’s plain stupid.

  • Miguel Angel

    I don’t know if I want to confide my personal files to the cloud, I’d rather like to think I’ve the control where I store my stuff, and that place is my hard disk

  • Oneb5f0eb7583c5

    ever since i’ve lost my project (which i worked for 11 months) website that was sitting on google groups , i convinced myselft to always backup and not to trust something that is stored somewhere else.

  • Litroffin

    wow! impressive google chrome os, this a new generation os we need….

  • Yada Yada Yada

    Not even close. Sorry. Chrome OS sucks so badly it hurts.

    No, we will not move completely to the cloud. Microsoft (and Apple) are doing well with SkyDrive (and iCloud) augmenting our experience. Sharing camera pictures is wonderful. Uploading my personal finances.. never.

    Microsoft Money failed for many reasons, one was the requirement to keep your financial data in their cloud. Great idea on paper, crappy in practice.

    “I believe that a successful version of a Chrome OS type operating system poses the greatest threat to Microsoft.”

    You stand alone there. Chrome OS failed the first time, and it will fail every time it continues to pathetically try. What a crappy OS that is.

    I am even losing excitement for Apple. Their UI is old looking. Windows 8 is fresh and amazing. I have many Apple devices, including a Mac with Mountain Lion. ML is much faster than Lion. Very nice, but meh in the end.

    I always revert to what runs my apps and does what I need… Windows.