Google takes on MS with open-source OS

Ben Parfitt
Google takes on MS with open-source OS

First of all it took control of the browser market. Then Google attempted to become a software provider with apps like Gmail, Google Docs and Google Maps. Next came its bold new mobile OS but nothing to date compares to Google’s recently unveiled next move – the Windows-rivalling Google Chrome OS.

The open source OS will initially be a comparatively lightweight offering targeted at the growing netbook market. Its principle aim is to allow users to power up and get online in seconds – a far cry from the minutes many Windows owners have to currently endure.

Google also promises an end to the malware and viruses that blight so many PCs. In Google’s words, Chrome OS “should just work”.

There's lots lots more over on MCV's sister site CasualGaming.biz – click here to take a look.

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