fredag den 10. juli 2009

Why Chrome OS Now? Because Microsoft Office In The Cloud Comes Monday

Der er intet bedre for os 'forbrugere' end en omgang sund konkurrence ... Ville vi se alle disse herligheder på nettet havde det ikke været for Google og MS?

There is nothing better for the web consumers than a healthy competition between giants ... Would we have seen all this great features on the web had it not been for the war between Google and MS?


by MG Siegler

The timing of Google’s announcement of Chrome OS was curious. I don’t mean the fact that Google moved up the post on it by a day when some details leaked out, I mean the fact that they were announcing it on some seemingly random date in July, well before anything is actually ready to show off. Now, we likely know why. [...]

Almost immediately following the Chrome OS announcement, Robert Scoble took to his favorite home on the web, FriendFeed, to have one of his, I-know-something-you-don’t-know “discussions.” During the course of those “discussions,” Scoble dropped quite a few hints about what Microsoft planned to announce on Monday, including “Diego, no, it’s one of Microsoft’s primary businesses. Did you know Microsoft has 14 billion dollar businesses?” Guess what that is? Microsoft Office.

It doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together. And several bloggers already have. And it was especially easy after Scoble ruled out the new browser project Microsoft has code-named “Gazelle.” Scoble also noted that what Microsoft was showing off would run in browsers beyond just IE.

So yes, it’s Office Web that was first talked about at PDC last year. [...]

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