Things That ChromeOS Needs To Compete With Windows

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.
3 min readJul 7, 2022
Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash

Chrome as both a browser technology as well as a fully-fledged operating system has come a long way over the last couple of years, originally geared strictly towards school and education-based usage profiles, Chrome has found its way into both individual and enterprise level workflows. That alone is a huge feat considering the increasing demands from both sectors. That being said, it’s important to remember just how more fully featured Windows and even MacOS can be in comparison, so let’s talk about a few things that Chrome needs in order to compete with the best operating systems in the world!

Gaming

Gaming isn’t for everyone; both my parents haven’t really played a video game since the time of the Super Nintendo Entertainment system. However just because everyone doesn’t play video games doesn’t mean that the majority doesn’t. The fact remains that there are billions of people across the world logging into various video games and gaming platforms each and every day. While both Android and Chrome have a market share, it’s far from competitive in the grand scheme of things. With platforms like Steam and Epic being incredibly robust in the Windows ecosystem it will be increasingly important that Google develops in this space very rapidly. With Steam already in an alpha testing phase on various hardware configurations it shows that Google has already acknowledged just how important gaming is to the average consumer, but it remains to be seen whether or not this development will continue to be relevant over the next couple of years.

Professional Tools

While the majority of professionals don’t need a whole lot outside of email, word processing and perhaps a table editor like Excel or Sheets, it remains that this is a growing base of people that require a bit more from their professional services. Whether we’re talking about video and photo editing platforms or data science tools like Tableau and Power BI, Google is lacking in this department when it comes to ChromeOS. While a lot of this can be mitigated thanks to the development of browser friendly versions it still remains that a fully-fledged desktop version tends to be far superior. Whether Google should cater towards native solutions or continue their trend towards shifting more and more focus…

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Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.

The elements compose a magnum opus. My modus operandi is amalgam.