I have been an avid Firefox user for the past four years. I gave up on using Internet Explorer because of the lack of security the browser provided. Firefox was a better option and I felt safer when surfing the web. That was then, this is now. At a recent security conference for hackers, it became obvious that Google’s Chrome is now the browser of choice since the hackers couldn’t attack it. But there is more to this browser than just browsing the Internet.
We have all been waiting patiently for Google to offer us a operating system to replace Windows. Each year we get closer to this becoming a reality. Think it won’t happen? Think again. Microsoft has stated that Linux is their real competition and not Apple. Why does the mighty Redmond giant see Linux as a threat?
From what we have been told, Google runs their operations on Linux. They also have embraced open source completely. Which brings up an interesting point. Why did Google come out with their own browser which is based on Firefox? Did Google believe they could do a better job at making a secure browser? If the hackers can’t crack Chrome one could conclude that Google has suceeded.
What I envision is this. A Google Linux OS based on Ubuntu, similar to gOS, that incorporates everything that Google has to offer. A Google Linux OS that also uses Chrome. An OS that will operate fast and provide superior performance on Netbooks compared to Windows 7. Most importantely an OS that is superior in protecting itself against attack compared to Windows. An OS that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like Apple does.
But am I prejudiced? Is my bias for all things Google showing through? What do you think?