Chrome OS will give Microsoft a run for their money

Ballmer just laughs off the operating system being developed by Google (and now the open source community), but you can't deny that Google's lined up to hit a home run.

Ballmer just laughs off the operating system being developed by Google (and now the open source community), but you can't deny that Google's lined up to hit a home run.

The new operating system is designed for netbooks -- those mini computers that you can buy for as low as $150. In a demonstration today, Google showed how fast the new operating system is -- booting in somewhere between 5 and 6 seconds -- and explained their vision to the world.

Google isn't looking to replace all computers or operating systems -- they are looking to make something that will work very well for most people. They are targeting those who want fast, hassle free, zero worry, web capable computing.

In a 3 minute YouTube video, Google explains how their operating system is different from traditional computers -- and they do it very well. The concept explained in the video is easy enough for anyone to understand and "buy", and that's part of the reason why I think Microsoft should be worried.

Netbooks are typically "companion" devices -- they are typically purchased to supplement existing computers. Google Chrome OS is all these computers should need.

It's going to be a really long time before Microsoft can ever create a version of Windows that cold boots in 5 seconds, gives users 100% security, is free, and has the entire open source community behind them.