Why Google Scares Bill Gates

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  1. killuminati macrumors 68020

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  2. clykins90 macrumors regular

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    I read that the other day, very interesting....

    Headline: 2010

    GOOGLE UNLEASHES GOOGLEOS, WINDOWS LONGHORN DELAYED, MAC OS 10.7 THIS YEAR
     
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    Better yet, Longhorn released, so many features removed that users can no longer tell the difference from XP/SP2. :D

    Dunno about Google and a desktop OS...it's certainly possible...but since every few years, the idea of a pure network OS / computer re-surfaces, well, if anyone can do *that*, it's mos def Google.
     
  5. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    That's so funny.. I was just thinking earlier today that Google should release an OS called Googleos. LOL.

    I think the headline might look more like:

    July 2, 2008
    GOOGLE-YAHOO RELEASE GOOGLEOS, LONGHORN EXPECTED IN FIVE YEARS, MAC OS X 2.0 THIS YEAR.
     
  6. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Haha very good. Oh and the Olympics in Vancouver :D
     
  7. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    I read this article last week. I normally like fortune (it had some great articles on GM and health care costs), but this was garbage. The whole article basically kisses Bill's ass and the tone was like "Google's done great so far, but they better watch out!" I don't think anybody should be scared of Bill Gates anymore. First, he's *not* CEO anymore - they made him step down after the antitrust fiasco. And second, Microsoft hasn't done anything innovative in years, unless you count the Xbox and C# (both pretty dubious). It's not just my opinion, look at what Wall Street's done to the stock lately.
     
  8. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    I read this last week as well. But it was accompanied by marketshare graphs of Netscape, Lotus 1-2-3, and Wordperfect and how they were swallowed up by Microsoft.

    re: Google

    I don't believe Google will fall to Microsoft. They are too much of a household name and are entrenched - they are a company, a search engine, and a verb.

    It is quite puzzling as to why a company with so much marketshare, so much coin, so much personnel, is putting out basically a mediocre product. I mean, let's call a spade a spade here... The Microsoft world should be years ahead of everyone else.

    But they just don't get it in Redmond...
     
  9. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    When you're that rich and that far ahead, why bother?
     
  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Marie Antoinette said the same thing. :)
     
  11. Platform macrumors 68030

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    I would hope hope that mac had gone to a new gen OS like OS XI or X v2.0 :rolleyes:
     
  12. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    I would love a Google OS, maybe it'll work on PCs. :)

    I might have a reason to get one now. :cool:
     
  13. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Isn't there a lot more to an OS than searching? Google will have a lot of learning to do, there are very few companies who have a proud history of OSs to their name, or maybe just 1 ;) (Let's not talk about 8-9, ouch :eek: )
    It's a huge and complicated business right? Otherwise, how could a company like MS get it so wrong!?!
     
  14. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    Lets not get started with that. ;)
     

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