Chrome OS; Superior To Windows 7?
Google co-founder Sergey Brin made some interesting points at the Google I/O conference. Brin states some reasons on why he and co-founder Larry Page decided to create an operating system. Brin claims that Windows is “too much of a hassle to use” and maintain, offering the company’s new Chrome operating system as a solution to consumers’ problems. Although Brin noted that Windows 7 has got some great security features, he believes that the complexity of maintaining a computer tortures its users.
If you think about it, it kind of makes sense. If computer maintenance wasn’t so difficult for some people, would consumers be willing to pay $100 and up for computer repairs at local shops and businesses? Of course not. I’ve been “geeking” on computers for the past 14 years and I still learn new things everyday.
Computer maintenance can get complex at times, and there is often not a simple solution of avoidance. Google believes it offers a seamless updating mechanism that is superior to Windows update, making updates and computer management seemingly invisible to the user. At this point, it’s all a nice speech to hear but the proof is in the pudding. I think consumers will get a very good feeling about whether or not Chrome lives up to the hype, and whether or not it is superior to Windows. I think we’ll know the answer to that question soon enough.