Google released full details about the launch of the Chrome OS and the netbook for it, now called Chromebooks. The key to Chrome OS will be its simplicity.  Since all of your personal information will be stored on Google’s cloud, you won’t have to worry about lost data or out of date software. Google even stated 75% of business users could switch to Chrome OS right away.

At the event, Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin let out a flurry of attacks towards Microsoft Windows. He stated, “It’s torturing everyone in this room. It’s a flawed model fundamentally. Chromebooks are a new model that doesn’t put the burden of managing the computer on yourself.”

Later in the interview, Mr. Brin also stated, “I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with Windows.” There is no need to back-pedal from Microsoft, as I am sure they will ignore Chrome OS’s existence for some time. You should be worried about Apple for the obviously “borrowed” name, because they seem to be in a suing mood.

I think using viral marketing by calling Windows “torture” is not a good look for the Google Empire. Since Google has completed their Chrome OS, I want to see a direct comparison to its actual counterpart Joli OS. I would do it myself, but I do not own a netbook.

Source: Tom’s Hardware
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