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19 Dec 2010   #1

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The 10 bloodiest battles between Microsoft and Google in 2010

The 10 bloodiest battles between Microsoft and Google in 2010

Network World - In case you haven't heard, there are two companies called Microsoft and Google that really don't like each other very much. These tech behemoths are battling each other on a dizzying number of fronts in the consumer, government and business markets, the U.S. court system and the court of public opinion.
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Let's examine 10 battles Microsoft and Google fought against each other in 2010.
Legal wars

Google and Microsoft each accused the other of being monopolistic in 2010, with Google, for example, suing to the U.S. Department of the Interior for favoring Microsoft in the bidding for a cloud-based e-mail contract, and Microsoft joining a group that's trying to block Google's planned acquisition of a travel software company due to fear that Google would dominate the online travel search market.
Just for good measure, Microsoft also testified against a Google project to scan millions of books and, separately, filed patent complaints against Motorola for its phones based on Google's Android mobile operating system. Microsoft has worked on softening its stance toward open source software, so the Android lawsuit illustrates just how seriously Microsoft is taking the threat posed by Google's mobile phone platform.
War for the desktop

Not content with dominating the search market, Google took aim at Microsoft's signature Windows operating system business by releasing a prototype version of the forthcoming Chrome OS. Google is so confident that it's reportedly dumping Windows for internal users, supposedly because Microsoft's OS isn't secure enough.
While analysts say Chrome OS is no Windows-killer, just yet, that doesn't mean Microsoft shouldn't be worried. If Google's vision of a "100% Web" world comes to fruition, Microsoft may have some catching up to do. But Microsoft's Tim O'Brien, senior director of the Platform Strategy Group, dismissed Chrome OS in an interview earlier this year, saying "The browser isn't the operating system. The operating system is desktop Linux and it runs one application and one application only, and that's Google's browser."
Browser battles

Speaking of Web browsers, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still the most widely used tool for surfing the Web, and this year Microsoft took a leap forward with the beta of IE9, which is performing well in early HTML5 testing.


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19 Dec 2010   #2

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

On/off topic:

Chrome OS is useless, I can't think of one good reason to use it, or anyone else for that matter.

I realize there are a few cool things about it, sure, but in reality, it's like running a Netbook, and limiting yourself to nothing more than a Chrome browser. With the exception of some.... what, cloud based services to help get things done..

I just ask myself why? When you can do all that needs being done on a full featured netbook, notebook, etc etc, with far more control, freedom, and the power to do much more advanced things.

Unless people see this as an Ipad-like, accessory, where they use it only to do what it will allow them to, then slide it over to the edge of the desk, and boot up their macbook, or PC, and continue working.

Also, mostly as a joke, if they're dropping their windows-based computers for Chrome OS exclusively, heh, how will they get any work done. I'd like to see them code on Chrome OS Day by day my contempt for Google grows. It's safe to say I dislike them more than Apple, and Apple steals peoples money....

I dunno, did I completely miss the boat on this one? Do I just not get it?

OP: Good post, I'm now actually curious, will look into this further. I'm very interested in this huge war, if we can call it that, with them, and Apple, Adobe, the list go's on.
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19 Dec 2010   #3

 

The thing which annoys me about "Chrome OS" is that it's actually just Linux lurking under the box there. Not saying that Linux is a bad thing, mind you - but they way they say it is like Google Chrome is a fully fledged OS in it's own right.

I wonder if anyone running other flavours of Linux intend to port the Chrome interface over their own? From lurking around in various fora I know many people favour their pet distros quite strongly; I doubt they'd be happy to roll over and surrender their PCs just because Google said so.
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23 Dec 2010   #4

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

saw a video of Chrome OS, far from a operating system.
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23 Dec 2010   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Isn't watching children fight just loads of fun. . .
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23 Dec 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Isn't watching children fight just loads of fun. . .
In the right environment - yes
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24 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote:
The operating system is desktop Linux and it runs one application and one application only, and that's Google's browser."
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lol couldn't have said it better my self !

you prolly could strip the source and modify it to run ChromeOS on windows ROFL!
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24 Dec 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
Quote:
The operating system is desktop Linux and it runs one application and one application only, and that's Google's browser."
Browser battles
lol couldn't have said it better my self !

you prolly could strip the source and modify it to run ChromeOS on windows ROFL!
That's anti-competition! Time to take Google to the EU court and sue them for 40M euros and make them modify their OS to add a browser select choice :P
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