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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-09-09 08:55 PM
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Start-ups give Google thumbs-up over Microsoft
10 Jul 2009, 0433 hrs IST, REUTERS


SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley start-ups, increasingly dropping Microsoft and turning to Web-based software, may be the crucial opening Google needs for its Chrome operating system.

Analysts and executives say Google, which unveiled the Chrome this week in a direct challenge to Microsoft's decades-old dominance of computer operating systems and business applications, will take years to get significant share of the market, but start-ups might be their way in.

A growing number of tech entrepreneurs argue that Microsoft's current software is out of date and inefficient because, unlike applications that run off the Web in a "cloud" environment, they run one copy per person at a time, rather than allowing multiple users to share information.

"In a business setting you never work on things alone," said Tien Tzuo, chief executive of Zuora, a company that sells software to facilitate billing online.

"The idea of sending a file back and forth is just archaic," said Tzuo. "Why not just give employees an inexpensive device that allows them to plug into the Internet?"

More: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4760556...

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-09-09 08:58 PM
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1. With tools like Eclipse, Subversion, etc., the need for MS is somewhat smaller.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-09-09 09:05 PM
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2. Heck, who needs Microsoft?
I have been using Linux, the PEOPLE'S operating system!
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