Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough.. Mark Scholl just tweeted: “Google now making an OS. Strategy of taking on Microsoft by becoming Microsoft?”
That is absolutely the only information I have on the OS. But yes, I already have thoughts.
My immediate response (but I have plenty more thoughts I’ll have to return to later, particularly after reading about it some):
Not so. Microsoft built a product, back when we bought commodities. Google is selling a service. We’ve already seen the “intelligence” that comes from Google knowing way more about us than we may expect. The Google OS is going to be a personalized experience, not a product we can just pick up and buy.
It’s an interesting idea, to jump into the OS field. I *think* it will hurt Linux more than MS. I can’t imagine enterprises going this route, despite the fact that Gmail and other services are finally “enterprise-ready” (for the past how many hours?)
So what if I run the Google OS at home and at work? Will the experiences both be tied to my Google account?