Google announced “his” new OS. OK we all love Google for many services such as google search, maps, reader, calendar … Chrome … but Chrome OS? What’s the deal with this new OS. As far as i have read, it is a Linux distribution, but it will be very much limited. OK, that may sound just like Mac OS, they had limited their users, and everybody thinks that having Limited but fancy skinned OS is cool. I disagree! But Google has a Brand maybe even bigger than Apple and Microsoft. So it can “sell” anything he likes. Chrome OS is hitting for net-books, that are mainly for web … where Google has the biggest cut of cake. So maybe he will be more successful than WinXP.
The other part of the story is that Google is pushing the cloud computing, which is somehow OK. But, you know, my files are somewhere in the world, and I should trust that someone somewhere? I don’t know. Maybe it is more secure, maybe it is not. We’ll see what the future brings. (more…)