Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google cross platform?

Is the web giant really OS neutral? Take for example long term app Picasa. To this day its still windows only. And now the new browser, Chrome. A windows only launch initially. Is this because there is such a large Windows market/user base? Or because they have no good cheap/free solutions? Perhaps both. With iPhoto and Safari on the mac do we really need or care what Google has to offer for the mac? So google slowly edges out Windows but tries to compete with better made, long established apps for the Mac. Should be an interesting battle. 

1 comments:

Charles Teague said...

I'm using a Mac and think Safari is fine, but man Chrome is really just great. It's hard to put my finger on it, but I really love just about everything about Chrome, and I miss it.

Rather than see Google as competing with better more established Mac apps, I wonder when Mac will quit being a software afterthought, if ever.

Until then, I have VMware...