Microsoft VP fires back at Google on Chrome OS

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While scavenging for some fresh information at Gizmodo.com (gadget blog), I found one very interesting post. It’s about Microsoft’s VP throwing out a statement over Google‘s recent announcement on Google Chrome OS Project.

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Information coming from Gizmodo says:

Microsoft‘s Vice President of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Walid Abu-Hadba, explained in an interview what he thinks Google’s real motivation for creating the Chrome OS might be, and according to him, it’s not out of love for the consumer.Abu-Hadba’s statement that “Most of what Google does is defensive” isn’t actually the tech world’s most hypocritical statement (when was the last time Microsoft created something that wasn’t a version of an already-successful product?). He means that everything Google does is designed to keep their core business, search and advertising, growing and dominant. The impetus behind Chrome OS, according to him, isn’t to encourage simpler and easier computing, but weirdly enough, to distract other companies from attacking its own cash cow.

This is an interesting conversation because Microsoft has been doing just that, attacking Google’s core, with Bing—yet Abu-Habda doesn’t see Bing as a similar distraction to stop others from attacking Microsoft’s core business, Windows. So why is Microsoft allowed to venture into new-for-them waters with projects like Xbox, Zune, Silverlight, Bing and more, while Google is an inherently defensive company for announcing a ballsy new project of their own?

Microsoft might just be a bit nervous about Chrome OS, which we don’t think is really warranted at this point. Microsoft’s got an outrageously dominant OS marketshare, and seeing as how we know just about nothing about Chrome OS, it’s quite a bit soon to be launching attacks at a product that may well not be a competitor at all.

— material by Dan Nozowitz

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The battle is becoming more and more interesting. I am getting excited on what the future will bring. Keep posted.

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Google’s gonna make their own OS – Google Chrome OS

So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Announcement released last July 7, 2009 by the Official Google Blog Team

Yipee, we are about to see one of big Google’s project again, the Google Chrome OS. As mentioned by the team it’ll be an open-sauce, lightweight and targeted at netbooks. Well, my notebook can transform into a netbook anytime.

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My humble opinion really is, I am more into admiring Google on their adventures not because the company can be a daredevil at times but its relentless pursuit of squezzing out good products for free. Hell, that is very enticing for a poor IT guy like me. I will make a tail on this project. Slated for release on the second half of 2010, a lot of folks including me are eager to see what this project will produce. Keep it up Google.

Check the official announcement here.

—- info from The Official Google Blog

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