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Chrome OS targets Windows – later this year

Google made a statement to inform the press that they are releasing their Chrome OS later this year. Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been outspoken about Windows operating systems and has even instructed his staff not to use it, citing security concerns. Apparently Chrome OS will be more secure than Fort Knox.

Chrome OS will be a free, open source package and with Googles marketing clout, should be downloaded immediately by millions of people. Adoption for gamers will be extremely slow as hardware companies will need to start coding drivers for it, perhaps even paying additional R&D teams.

Microsoft have stated that the development time for software companies will be massively increased and when you consider some are already coding for Windows, OSX and Linux, perhaps the costs will outweigh the benefits.

KitGuru says: Taking on Microsoft in the operating system market is not an easy task.

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