If there is any company capable of competing against Microsoft with a big chance of success, that company is in my opinion Google.  This is why the news about plans to release in 2010 an Open Source OS for x86 and ARM devices it’s something to be considered seriously by Microsoft and why not, Apple. Check what is going on with Android and that’s will give us an idea of what will happen when this new OS is released.

Building on their existing Chrome browser, Google Chrome OS is tipped to load and be internet-ready in seconds, be inherently secure from viruses and malware, and present no issues with hardware or software updates.

Via: Android Community