Will google chrome operating systems be the next
1) Business Offices
Imagine, working on documents and spreadsheets everything through a browser instead of the conventional install ones onto the computer terminals. For newer business office, Google Chrome OS will require less time to setup in terms of software.
Now, would you want to make any guess as to whose piece of pie that is stealing from? If you said Microsoft, you would be correct.
let us take a look at Microsoft business. Microsoft is the single largest desktop operating system in use today, and it will be found in most typical businesses. On top of that, those businesses will more than likely be running the Microsoft Office Suite.
So, by going to the Chrome OS and using Google Docs, Microsoft is losing out on both of their flagship products – the OS and the Office Suite. And at potential 60% loss, it has Microsoft scrambling.
Scrambling, that is, to embrace cloud computing. If you remember, Microsoft was slow to the browser game but soon made up time by packaging it with the OS. And now Microsoft is doing the same for cloud computing. In March 2010, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had this to say about the paradigm:
About 75 percent of our folks are doing entirely cloud based
or entirely cloud inspired; a year from now that will be 90 percent.
Wow, quite an endorsement from the desktop king. And it shows not only that Microsoft considers the cloud as a very reasonable alternative for desktop software, but also that they believe their future lies in it. The question now is this – will Google beat them to the punch and walk away with the majority of their customer base?
2) Public Computers
Computer systems located in the public areas like shopping centers, libraries and even hotels will be google's next targetting group.
Without the ability to easily run local applications, the system would be more secure. And it would be potentially more secure for the end user as well.
You could literally work on a project at your desk or on a public computer on vacation and there would be no real difference.
All of your material would be there at hand when you login, and it would all go away when you log out. The days of having to file a file back at the office would become obsolete.
3) Home Workers
The home worker, or telecommuter, could take advantage of the Google OS in
correlation with cloud based computing to be a productive business participant. Since there would be literally no difference between a worker in the office and a remote worker, businesses can leverage offsite employees to a higher degree than was possible before.
And even in the case of specialized software, a large number of these already run on a browser, making it easy to distribute in an offsite work paradigm with little or no modification.
4) Low Cost Computer Users
The Google OS, since it has a minimal computing footprint requirement, would work great on a lesser-featured computer. The cost of storage and system backup is practically removed for the average user, and such an OS could boot up from a small solid-state drive. The end result is computers that are lighter, cheaper, and faster. Even the average netbook of today is almost over qualified for running such an OS.
This ease of computing hardware requirements could find itself in low cost tablets quite easily, which would open up many areas of computing that are stifled now.
For example, a solid surface tablet that could be sealed from dirt and cheaply manufactured could be a natural fit for school kids. Of course, when (not if) a child loses or breaks theirs, a quick replacement gets them back up and running without any kind of loss.
5) Facebook User
Facebook is big. Actually, with over a half a billion users it is huge. And yet many of
those users are the average person with a home computer that use it for very little more than Facebook, Email, and online shopping (Hi, Mom!).
Of course there are exceptions, but a browser based OS would be a natural fit for the majority of these types of users.
Being inherently more secure would be a big plus, and the ease of use for first time users (you know, grandma and the gang) would get them up and running without the free support calls from friends and family.