Thoughts on Google's Chrome OS announcement
Ross Rubin helps deflate the inevitable overreaction to Google's announcement of their new Chrome OS to be released next year in his piece "Switched On: With Google, this is not your father's OS war." Besides, Scoble says that this a pre-emptory maneuver to try to overshadow an expected big announcement by Microsoft this coming Monday.
The real war is happening on another battlefield, namely that of mobile search and advertising. In many ways the announcement that Microsoft signed a 5-year deal with Verizon making Bing the default search engine for their connected mobile devices.