10 Ways Microsoft Makes Google Look Bad

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    Don Reisinger



Earlier this year, Google launched Chrome OS, a cloud-based operating system that the company says could be a fine solution for consumers, enterprise users, and even educational institutions. But most companies are ignoring it. Windows, on the other hand, still dominates the OS space— and likely will for years to come, no matter what Google says or does.
Whenever there is talk of Google, the company's supporters cheer the fact that they believe the search giant is making Microsoft look bad. They point to the firm's dominance in search, its control of the advertising market, and its ability to succeed in the mobile space with Android as proof of that. And they hold no punches back when they say that Microsoft simply doesn't have what it takes to compete on the same level as Google any longer. However, that might not be the case. Sure, Google is doing a better job of accepting the changing times, but Microsoft is still a major player in the industry, and a company that has the unique ability to succeed, even in the face of adversity. What's more, there are several ways in which Microsoft is making Google look bad. And by the look of things, that won't end anytime soon. Flip through the following slides to find out the ways in which Microsoft is doing what some thought impossible— making Google, a top company in the industry, look bad.
This article was originally published on 2011-10-14
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.