On July 7, 2009, Google announced its plan to to get into the PC operating system game. It's about time!
It's very clear who Google is aiming at.
Google says that people "... want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them." Imagine that, Microsoft!
Google also says that people "...don't want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates." Again, imagine that!
It's about time a major technology player took the bull by the horns and addressed many of the Wintel platform shortcomings. Sure, Apple has made a dent in the Wintel near-monopoly, but now Google is entering the battle as a another pure-play software alternative to Microsoft and the many (failed) Linux-based desktop alternatives.
Can anyone truly make computing easy without having to own the hardware and software platforms together? Well, if anyone can, maybe it's Google. We'll see.