Microsoft vs Google = Great For Consumers

Is it just me or has the past 6 weeks or so been a whirlwind of announcements? We started with Microsoft and their $100 million dollar Bing assault on Google search. Google counters with the announcement of their Google Chrome operating system, which some feel is an assault on Windows. Microsoft comes back with placing their Office in the clouds which appears to be attacking Google app’s.

At first I was wrapped up like everyone else in the excitement. Let’s face it. Words like attack and war get’s one blood boiling. But after reading all of the hype one thing is becoming crystal clear. We consumers are going to benefit by all of these changes coming our way. No matter who you like or dislike, in the end we will benefit by having better products hopefully at a fair price. Personally I like free but others feel that free are inferior products.

If it were not for AMD, I believe that we would be paying a high premium for our CPU chips. AMD has kept Intel fairly honest. Competition in my opinion will do the same for  both Microsoft and Google. Neither is going to put the other out of business. But they will keep each other honest which should result in better software for us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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  • Buffet

    I agree wholeheartedly. The only thing better, in both instances, would be to inject yet a third player into the mix.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Heh Buffet,
    Good point. A 3rd party would be great. In your opinion would Apple be considered in the mix?

  • Buffet

    Although the only apples I partake of are grown on trees, my answer would hafta be affirmative.

  • http://ictheworld.wordpress.com Hotrao

    Numbers are big ones, and so this commercial war is a clash of titans.

    Hope we, as consumers and users, are not in the middle.
    I’m not sure is and advantage (more choices don’t mean more freedom for the average user).

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