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Google is Indecisive, Says Microsoft CEO

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With Microsoft's Partner Conference taking place this week in New Orleans, there was bound to be questions about Google's decision to launch a Chrome operating system.

Steve Ballmer yesterday said that Google's attempt at entering the OS market was, "interesting." When the audience laughed, Ballmer insisted that he would be respectful of Google's efforts and said that the Chrome OS was "highly interesting" but went on to point out that Google already has an OS on the market (referring to Android).

"Who knows what this thing is? To me, the Chrome OS thing is highly interesting," Ballmer said, according to Reuters. "It won't happen for a year and a half and they already announced an operating system," he said, adding, "I don't know if they can't make up their mind or what the problem is over there, but the last time I checked, you don't need two client operating systems. It's good to have one."

As much as Ballmer is trying to laugh all this off, we're not sure he's right on the whole one operating system thing. Android is, after all, a mobile operating system for phones and Microsoft has Windows Mobile as well as Windows.

Check out the full story on Reuters.

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    Dangerous Beans , 16 July 2009 10:50
    "It won't happen for a year and a half and they already announced an operating system,"
    When was Windows 7 announced? From memory it was well over a year and a half ago.

    ""Ballmer ... said that the Chrome OS was "highly interesting" but went on to point out that Google already has an OS on the market (referring to Android)."
    Because Windows doesn't come in 15 different flavours.

    I think they don't know how to respond, and are just making noise for the sake of making noise.