Linux

Can Ubuntu finally give Windows a run for its money?

Microsoft isn’t exactly the most-loved company in the world, and part of that arguably has to do with its dominant position in the OS market. Its flagship product, Windows, has improved recently, but frustrations caused by its checkered past are, for some, hard to forget.

For years, many computer industry professionals have hoped that strong Windows alternatives would emerge. Much of this hope was based on the idea that highly-polished GUIs for Linux-based operating systems could offer consumers Windows-like experiences and give Microsoft a run for its money.

12 reasons Chrome OS will fail

Yesterday, Google held a press conference at its Mountain View headquarters to provide the world with an update on its new operating system, Chrome OS.

A lot of new details were forthcoming, which have have been well-covered by others. The questions on everyone’s mind: is Chrome OS the real deal? Where does it fit in? How will it impact the OS market. My answers: it isn’t, nowhere, it won’t. Here are 12 reasons why Chrome OS is going to fail.

Much ado about nothing: Google Chrome OS

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Google has finally made its move in the OS arena. Google Chrome OS is on its way and Google is taking aim at a market in which Microsoft’s grip seems tenuous: netbooks.

Not surprisingly, the buzz has begun. Complete, of course, with sensational headlines like the one that declares Google has dropped a “nuclear bomb” on Microsoft.