A timely reality check
Yet Google’s revenues have flattened over the last year. And its Chrome Web browser, which allows computer users to access the Internet, has hardly been a great success since its introduction last September. Microsoft Internet Explorer still dominates the browser market. Microsoft this year introduced the speedy, elegant Bing to compete with the Google search engine. People who have tried Windows 7, which will replace Vista in October, have been impressed by its reliability and performance. The Google operating system won’t be ready until next year, and will first appear on netbooks, stripped-down laptops mainly limited to Internet use. Google is taking a risky gamble against a reinvigorated foe.