Well Google is making some in roads but far away from Apple and MS by a long shot .
TechNews take and PC World had the top 5 reasons why Google will fail , that was posted yesterday
Bottom line Google no where comes close to MS Office or Apples suit of free apps - they have a long way to go . Then the matter of being tied to a provider , Google cloud base systems , say if NK attacks Google ya down for the count
What do you think Mobileme is, Carp? Yep, cloud computing. They're exposed too. So Google's OS is due to fail because of North Korean belligerence?
You suggest they have shallow experience in apps - really? Have you checked out Google Docs lately? Not much in the looks department yet, I admit - but lots of functionality and they're developing at warp speed.
In short you still have your apps and keep working until internet comes back - Google ya out of luck the whole office she bang is in the clouds , maybe you can work off line but that only gets you so far .
Not much in the looks department yet, I admit - but lots of functionality and they're developing at warp speed.
Yes thats what I mean - they have a long way to go . A MS Excel power user or Power Point or even MS Word , won't even touch Google apps , like PhotoShop -vs- iPhoto kind of thing
And I say they're evening up faster than you think, Steve.
As well, I believe with Docs you can also save versions locally - your own hard disk. Sort of like how MobileMe you can have a local IDisk. Therefore in the event of a net outage you can keep working... will have to check on that though.
I agree Apple OS X could suffer, but APPle also sells the computers, the iPOD, and the iPHone.
What does MS sell but software? Granted they have Office and a few other big software gorillas, but if someone adopts Google OS wouldn't they go for freeware version of an office suite and not pay MS premium prices? MS gets a double whammy!
Apple could still have a nice nitch market as it does now... might be slimmer, but you have to buy the box to run the OS. I think Apple can compete head to head with Google better than MS can (productwise). They're both very creative, innovative companies. The current MS reminds me of IBM in the early 1980's, and Google could be the new MS in the next 5-10 years.... or it could turn into a 3 way horse race in which we'd all benefit from the fierce competition.
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