Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Google’s Promise to deliver simplicity in Chrome OS

Google makes the bold promise that all “Web-based applications will automatically work.” Sounds great, but it won’t be as easy.

Digging deeper into the problem of a Web-centric OS begs the question, how will Chrome OS handle the chore of managing hardware resources? Although Chrome has simplified the way applications are accessed, the real issue is how will Chrome OS bridge the gap between Web software and device hardware? Another problem Chrome OS will need to overcome is working with legacy applications.

The hardware issue could be solved by Google working closely with vendors, and developing “official support “ for their OS. As for Legacy applications, and standalone applications the answer is unclear.

I personally believe that Chrome OS will be awesome on net-books, and laptops, but may not fare as well on desktops.

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