Chrome OS: Odds not good, says Wired

Ambitions or not, the new Google Chrome operating system has an uphill battle if it plans to nibble into Microsoft’s edge on the netbook market. But Wired isn’t betting the ranch on this happening:

Google’s netbook-friendly Chrome OS takes direct aim at Microsoft, whose eight-year-old Windows XP leads the netbook market. But the odds are stacked against Google.

Despite its buzz, the odds are stacked against Google’s Chrome OS becoming a serious rival to Windows. In competing with Windows, Google Chrome OS will have to deal with many of the same challenges Linux has: compatibility, usability, and unfamiliarity. The record isn’t good …

Also — what’s this talk of a monopoly? I mean, MS was accused of this in an antitrust case, some years ago. This is from the L.A. Times …

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