Re: [newtech-1] Chrome's market share

From: Baba
Sent on: Monday, September 8, 2008 1:58 AM
Why should Google develop any position to threaten MSFT. How bout think that both can coexist and deliver shareholder value.
I just don't get this notion that somehow one has to conquer and destroy another to sustain their business objectives. I would guess that for all that Google is doing or will be doing it is definitely not making a Operating System, and the notion that somehow people will buy a computer without an OS or someone will install a Linux OS and install all the browser based applications for the Lowest Common Denominator ( the folks who don't know how turn on a machine at times) is wishful thinking. Maybe it will happen to 10% of so of the worldwide computers that will get deployed in the next 3 years.
So despite Firefox being available for ages or Linux being available to be deployed etc people have not transitioned into these platforms and they don't have a clue how to do such things.
What Google does maybe something MSFT spends time analyzing but I doubt that they are thinking of how to compete with a Google more likely they are seeing how they can continue to build their OS offering despite all the crap they have subjected the masses to through the varius snafus.
When I look at MSFt I do reallythink most of us are Massochistic as we tolerate the pain inflicted and keep going back for more... Google has money to sustain itself...

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:30 AM, James Gillmore <[address removed]> wrote:
Well, the idea is that by increasing performance in the browser and in javascript, office style web applications (e.g. google documents, ZOHO, etc) can become a viable replacement of MS Office. Whether that's their master plan or not, I'm not sure. Google, to me, seems to have become very random in all the applications they're launching, and aren't as deadly to Microsoft as they could be. It feels like they just have a ton of creative developers doing side-projects for them as they choose. If Google does have a grand-plan, it definitely doesn't seem orchestrated well, or as threatening as we all thought it would be 1-2 years ago.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:11 AM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]> wrote:
IE has 75% market share and MS has 90% desktop market share.  I'm not
sure Google's plan is to take half of this, or even a significant
portion.

This could be played out several different ways.  Certainly it could
be a direct assault on Microsoft but that's not what they've done so
far.  Furthermore, that's not how they painted it when they announced
Chrome.  The code is all open source and they are encouraging everyone
(Mozilla, Webkit, even MS) to use their code.  IMHO, MS really only
loses if Google bites into MS's cash cows of Office and operating
systems.  Don't think they are in striking distance of that.

-Mike
http://thespanishsite.com


On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 12:55 AM, Andrew <[address removed]> wrote:
> Not saying you're complaining, but I am absolutely awarding you the most
> obvious statement of the day award. Chrome signals the start of either an
> epic battle or at least a seriously shifted browser ecosphere, and very
> possibly a re-balancing of power on the desktop as a whole.
>



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