Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google Chrome

Microsoft vs Google is like Goliath vs David

or is it Clinton vs Obama

or perhaps it's more like Potter vs Malfoy

oh no, I think it's more the fable of the Sun vs the North Wind.

Do you remember that one? The Sun and the North Wind are arguing about who is stronger, and decide to test their strength. They pick a man walking down the street, and one at a time will test who can make the man take off his coat sooner. The North Wind blows, and blows his hardest, and the man just wraps his coat around him tighter and tighter. When the North Wind gives up, the Sun shines hotter and hotter and, as you'd expect, in a few minutes the man takes off his coat.

Microsoft has been blowing and blowing for as long as I've been using computers. I started with ___ oh my, I can't even remember the name.... I'll just Google "operating systems" and see what they come up with. Oh, yes, DOS, or MS DOS or PC DOS. That was the Gates product that preceeded Windows. It was awkward, and I was forever losing material because I would change diskettes before closing down and restarting. But, Windows changed everything and we could save our material on a hard drive! Ureeka! No more lost anything. And now, we didn't have to change diskettes to change programs. Everything was built it.

If you're reading this blog, you're probably not old enough to remember those days. When I was in my 20's, we used to say that "you can't trust anyone over 30." Today, you could say, "you can't trust anyone who ever used DOS." It amounts to the same thing....

But, back to the Sun vs the North Wind. Soon, very, very soon, Google will have its chance to beat the Microsoft wind. It is starting to glow with open source technology and an invitation to all open source developers for help. Chrome is expected to be fast and lightweight and specifically aimed at those who use the Net. They will be going after netbooks as their first major market. According to

Google writes, “We have a lot of work to do, and we’re definitely going to need a lot of help from the open source community to accomplish this vision.” They might as well set up enlistment booths on college campuses for their war against Microsoft.

Reuters says it will be fast and lightweight. Less memory for the operating system means users will be able to get to the web faster.

HTML5 will be a big part of this. You will be able to work in a browser when not connected, and upload when you are connected. -- Just like my old DOS experience, how many times have you lost material when you lost your connection to the web? Windows is vulnerable, perhaps for the first time. Vista is not considered good for netbooks and Windows XP is 8 years old. Again, According to

It was built to run on Pentium IIIs and Pentium 4s. Google Chrome OS is built to run on both x86 architecture chips and ARM chips, like the ones increasingly found in netbooks. It is also working with multiple OEMs to get the new OS up and running next year.... Windows 7 is their only hope....

What will the cost be? Some say that it will be either nominal or free! Oh, oh. Watch out Microsoft wind. The sun is warming up and we're ready to take off our coats.

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Richard said...
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Taylor said...

Hey there! Very cool blog you have going, I am really into technology so id definitely vote Google chrome over Microsoft. My reason for this is because Google chrome is way cleaner and the display is really user friendly ans simple.

As for your nice comment on my blog about the dieting, thanks so much! I am going to try and implement eating a few apples during the day, that way my metabolism wont slow down! :) thanks so much and keep up the good work!