Earlier in the week in an interview with CNet, Gates said that Natal would be for more than just gaming. However, he also spoke about the Chrome OS and said that, without more details, it was hard to make an informed decision. "The more vague they are, the more interesting it is," he said, according to CNet.
That said, Gates did reiterate a point many of you have been making over the last two weeks: the Google OS is just another dressed up Linux OS. "There's many, many forms of Linux operating systems out there and packaged in different ways and booted in different ways," the Microsoft Chairman said.
All in all it seems both Gates and Ballmer are not worried about the Chrome OS. Do you think they're right to brush off competition so flippantly? Let us know in the comments below!
One day, they'll wake up and realize people dislike them as much as they dislike(d) Microsoft...it's inevitable.
As long as developers do not (by and large) support the OS, Windows will be king.
We're talking about an OS here, not a browser.
You LIKE Windows ME!? My god man, try XP at the least!
ME was the biggest mistake Microsoft ever made.... aside from Vista. I really hope Win7 doesn't suck
We all loved Windows ME for it was probably the best OS ever made by man. Stable, secure, user-friendly, not a single BSOD... But it's over now, you'll have to accept it someday.