Microsoft and Google: who is on which side?
Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:41:47 PM
In some respects this is a straight forward Windows versus Linux post, inspired by Google's long anticipated move into the operating system arena which it finally announced last month.
Now, there are a lot of companies that have software products that work on Windows but not Linux; I am guessing Sage (the accounting company), Adobe, McAfee and doubtless many others, but these are just guesses.
However, if Google does usurp Microsoft from the desktop it is not going to happen overnight and so surely all of these companies wedded to Windows will have time to bring out Google Chrome versions of their software?
What about if, by some miracle, Microsoft's Bing search engine manages to mount a serious challenge to Google. Who, apart from MS and Google will be affected?
No idea, guv. So, if any passing geeks have any thoughts on this, let me know. I am also interested in the contest in the hand held devices market as well. I know Nokia recently got in to bed with MS despite being part of the consortium behind the Symbian operating sytem; are there any other likely winners and losers?
I've also got to do an article on covered warrants, about which I know nothing. So, no change there, then.