Google Chrome or Force Microsoft to Upgrade Win7 Netbook


On November 24th, David Coursey, a well-known IT website columnist, wrote today that Google OS Chrome OS may force Microsoft to no longer limit the performance of netbooks, and instead help PC makers to launch more powerful features. Windows7 netbook. The following is the full text:

Chrome OS may lead to the emergence of high-performance netbooks, but these products do not necessarily install Google's next-generation operating system. The reason is that Chrome OS may force Microsoft to stop weakening the netbook feature.

The netbook is equipped with a 10.1-inch display, low-performance Atom processor and 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. The user experience is not good, and it all blames Microsoft. The latest netbooks are limited by the Windows 7 Starter Edition and do not support DVD players or network domains.

In addition, the initial version of the user can not customize the desktop, making it difficult for users to use and experience the Aero function. Only supporting 1GB of memory also greatly limits other functions. As far as netbooks are concerned, the functionality of Windows 7 Starter Edition has been widely criticized for being "too simple." Some surveys have found that potential users do not want to install Windows 7 Starter Edition on new machines. Although it has just been released, the Windows 7 Starter Edition has been rejected by users like the "predecessor" Windows ME.

Microsoft uses its influence to force vendors to weaken the performance of netbooks. This may be effective when the company is dominant in the operating system market, but with the advent of Google Chrome OS, Microsoft may need to change the original There are some rules of the game.

Microsoft wants the corporate market to stay away from netbooks. If you can force users to choose a higher-priced laptop, or spend at least $80 to upgrade the Starter Edition to Windows 7 Home Premium, it will be a victory for Microsoft. However, by the end of Thanksgiving next year, users can choose to install a Chrome OS netbook. Google claims that its outstanding feature is the speed.

Although the functionality of Chrome OS can't be compared with Windows7, it still has a fight with Windows7 Starter Edition, and Google's operating system is even better in online media applications. Whether for users or for Microsoft, the root cause of this choice is "money."

Operating system license fees paid by vendors for $300 netbooks to Microsoft are certainly not comparable to laptops that sell for $1,000. Therefore, Microsoft intends to limit the performance of netbooks, forcing users to switch to more expensive laptops. Users want to buy products that are cheap and powerful. The popularity of netbooks is a strong proof, but if the performance of the product has improved, it is expected to be more popular.

Therefore, Microsoft should allow vendors to develop the best Windows 7 netbooks before the launch of Chrome OS. If the company can improve the performance of netbooks, potential Chrome users may realize that a full-featured operating system will win. In an operating system that is fast but limited in function. Microsoft's practice of limiting the performance of netbooks will also jeopardize user utilization, and if the company does not change it, it will be punished as it should.

Copyright © Windows knowledge All Rights Reserved