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post #16 of 21
I can't wait, I love Chrome [the browser], and it just seems like an expanded version.
post #17 of 21
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Google Apps is not an Office killer. It can't do a tenth of what Word and Excel can do, and a lot of businesses truly use all that functionality. Besides, it hasn't even tried to compete with the real reason MS Office is dominant - Exchange. There's truly no other product on earth that can touch its power or usability.
Just for the record, I'm not sure anyone, and certainly not Google, has called Google Apps an "Office killer."

As for the importance of Exchange, I certainly agree with you, though it will become, by nature, increasingly of lesser importance as apps shift to the web (which even MS's hybrid approach seems to agree with), no?
post #18 of 21
I'm happy a company the size of Google has entered the OS market, competition makes everyone better. That said, I've got Windows 7 RC installed on my netbook and am completely happy with it. Will I pay for the full version when it's released? It'll come bundled with my next netbook/laptop/desktop but at the pre-order prices I've been hearing about for Win 7 I probably will.

Doesn't mean I won't be dual booting another OS...
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arainach View Post
Besides, it hasn't even tried to compete with the real reason MS Office is dominant - Exchange. There's truly no other product on earth that can touch its power or usability.
And no other product on earth can beat the long-term unreliability of Exchange. When it breaks, it breaks BADLY. I worked as a consulting intern with a Microsoft Gold certified partner and you wouldn't believe how often we had to deal with painful Exchange issues.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arainach View Post
Google Apps is not an Office killer. It can't do a tenth of what Word and Excel can do, and a lot of businesses truly use all that functionality. Besides, it hasn't even tried to compete with the real reason MS Office is dominant - Exchange. There's truly no other product on earth that can touch its power or usability.
Microsoft will always (Read: Most likely win for the foreseeable future until remote computing takes off) win in the business world because it started out with largest market share so nearly everything is compatible with it. I run a Mac but I also have windows for the purpose of Autodesk Software and Games (National Instruments Labview also I guess).

Chrome/Docs will succeed for the Basic Email/Facebook/Essay Typing/Letter Typing/Web browsing person who doesn't want to deal with viruses and doesn't need to do anything more.

Exchange will likely stay dominant because changing systems in large companies can be very expensive and it is a pain to teach your entire working population a new system. So I don't forsee Google taking over large businesses, small startup businesses it may have some potential if it can expand on the abilities of its Docs software, with their apps emulating a basic exchange (not as much as legit exchange) should be enough for Small couple person businesses I assume.

Edit: reading a prior post I sort of agree once we have more virtual computing where over the web processors do the crunching and stuff I think exchange will take less of a importance stance because instead of needing a server to keep tons of computers in sync and on track, each person can just log into the same computer and do what they need. (Or set of load balanced mirrored computers)

In short Chrome OS I dont think will instantly kill Microsoft in the Pro world, it would take a lot of time to do that (we would probably need to do virtual computing where you connect to a super computer that does the crunching before that) but in smaller compters (especially netbooks) where people wish to have a simple easy to set up and intuitive almost mac like system where they don't have to worry about viruses without the apple tax and having the ability to use existing components.
post #21 of 21
The whole financial world reads Excel. Be hard to uproot that.

Microsoft has a sleeping dragon in Silverlight with the hordes of programmers who can now interface through the web as well as desktop. Unfortunately Microsoft comes up with brilliant strategies and drops the ball on execution time and time again. You have to wonder how so many smart people in one place can be so retarded.

I just glanced at the Chrome press release....it runs on top of Linux? WTF do I need it for then?
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