Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Google Chromebooks - Will it bring a change & what's Microsoft thinking ?

June 15, Google has released the new Chromebook which is new netbook with some great-looking features, but will it be successful? Not sure right now but it seems to offer great services and after all Google has released its operating system, even if it's for the netbook, they are making progress towards the OS market and that should ring the alarms for Microsof :)

On the other hand Microsoft is investing billions to buy Skype ! :) and that can be a bad deal for them as well, because Google Talk and Video / Voice Chat in Gmail and Free Calls to USA and Canada will give them a tough time.

However, Google Chromebook looks like my Acer laptop and there are versions from Samsung as well. The Samsung version's price on Amazon is a bit higher, not sure why !

A great feature of Chromebook is it's cloud based backup, even if you loose your chromebook you have all your data / work automatically backed up and you just get a new chromebook and start from where you left. Also there are no annoying update warnings / notifications, it just updates itself to the latest version and don't bother you for it.
Let's see how it goes for Google and Microsoft has some tough time coming soon I guess..... :)

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