Tencent Technology News, Chrome OS operating system developed by Google has become a rare bright spot in the personal computer market where technological development has basically stagnated. This easy-to-use Internet operating system is continuing to expand its influence. According to the latest news from Taiwan media, computers equipped with Google ChromeOS system have entered the enterprise commercial market.
There are three major global personal computer operating systems. Microsoft’s Windows dominates. Apple’s macOS is a niche product, and ChromeOS developed by Google has become a dark horse that cannot be ignored.
According to an industry source quoted by Taiwan’s e-Times website on June 19, Google is using “Chrome Enterprise Edition” to cooperate with a number of computer manufacturers to open up the enterprise market.
ChromeOS is Google's major innovation in the field of PC operating systems. All application software comes from the Internet or web pages. Google automatically takes care of computer security updates, and all of the user’s personal data is also stored on the Internet.
In contrast, the Windows operating system developed by Microsoft several decades ago was cumbersome and complicated in configuration. A single “registry” caused many consumers to become confused in the cloud. However, the long-term monopoly status of the market led Microsoft to lose its innovation power and pressure in the computer operating system market.
Google said that under the ChromeOS system, using personal computers will be as simple as household appliances.
According to data from market research companies, in the US primary and secondary school computer market, Google ChromeOS has gained 60% of the market share last year, far exceeding the level of 10% in 2012. In this market, Google has "crushed" Microsoft Windows and Apple Computer and Tablet.
Sources said that Google ChromeOS's dominant position in the student market is very important. These students will continue to become ChromeOS' loyal users after graduation and entering the community. This provides Google with favorable conditions for exploring the enterprise market.
Google's expectations for ChromeOS are naturally not satisfied with the student market. Last year, Google launched the "Chrome Enterprise Edition" product, which introduced a large number of enterprise business computer functions, such as 24X7 technical support, printer management, higher security management, enterprise software stores, Google also allows enterprise computers and cloud computing as well. VMWare, Microsoft's enterprise products achieve better integration.
In the corporate computer scenario, the IT department will uniformly configure or manage the computers used by users, and the Chrome Enterprise Edition also provides this capability.
In May of this year, Taiwan’s computer company Acer launched two Chromebooks (notebook computers with ChromeOS system) in New York, mainly for American corporate users.
Previously, companies such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard also launched corporate Chromebook products.
Google’s promotion of the ChromeOS operating system has another huge advantage. It is well known that Android developed by Google accounts for nearly 90% of the world's smartphone market share and brings together millions of applications. Earlier, Google has already implemented the integration of ChromeOS and Android. Users can run rich Android software in ChromeOS and complete various functions of the mobile phone APP on the computer.
In Microsoft's Windows operating system, Microsoft's smart phone strategy has completely failed, Microsoft is difficult to integrate the computer and mobile phone platforms. This has become a major disadvantage for Microsoft in the face of Google and Apple.
At this year's global development conference, Apple also began to imitate Google’s strategy of allowing macOS computers to run rich iOS applications. (General/Dawn)