Chrome OS or Windows?
2019 has arrived. Many of us have made a list with tasks for this year, and changing your devices may be one of them. And since you get a new device, you will be considering which operating system to stay with.
Two of the main operating systems most used at a professional level are Chrome OS Y Windows . Don't you know their main differences? We explain them to you in this post!
Chrome OS is Google's operating system, since 2011. It is mainly based on the cloud and online work. It has a range of electronic devices such as Chromebook (laptops), Chromebase (all in one) , Chromebook Tab (tablets), Chromebox (small computers that connect to displays), Chromebits (display-attachable pens), Hangouts Meet (video conferencing solution) or Google Jamboard (interactive whiteboard).
In addition, it also has the G Suite office pack. If you want to know more you can read G Suite: What it is and why to consider it o G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise: Which plan choose.
Windows is the operating system microsoft. It is one of the oldest operating systems: it has been implemented since 1985. Its latest update is called Windows 10 S and it is a software indicated for PCs.
Main differences between Chrome OS and Windows
1. Interface and desktop
One of the main differences between both operating systems is their interface. Although the appearance of Windows be one of the most familiar (even after many updates), is known for having a more classic and less intuitive appearance. However, in the latest updates it has improved these aspects.
Instead, although the desktop of Chrome may be less familiar to us, his intuitive and simple interface makes the experience of browsing in its environment very good and becomes one of its strengths.
2. Ecosystem and applications
If the two operating systems are compared based on default applications, Chrome OS is ahead of Windows. In Windows we find a store (Microsoft Store) with useful applications, but not very varied. However, Chrome OS supports apps from google play. This considerably opens up the range of possibilities and available apps.
3. Default browser
Although the possibilities of choosing a browser are becoming more and more flexible, each operating system has one as default. This influences some of the main functions offered by the operating system.
In the case of Windows, as many of us already know, defaults to the famous (and repudiated) internet explorer. However, Chrome OS has Google Chrome, one of the most used browsers regardless of the operating system. This also influences the number of extensions and web applications that its main operating system, Chrome OS, has.
One of the aspects that most concerns businesses is device maintenance and updating. In the case of Windows, count with one good update system, but can sometimes be slightly confusing and annoying.
In Chrome OS the constant updates are eliminated. This saves a lot of IT effort for many companies.
5. Virtual assistant
Both operating systems have different virtual assistants. One of the best known, since a couple of updates to Windows, is Cortana. This wizard can be found on the left side of the task bar on laptops.
In the case of Chrome OSI'm sure you've heard of Google Assistant. One of the improvements that Google has proposed this past 2018, is the considerable improvement of its assistant. In this way, it has introduced other devices such as Google Home.
Is Chrome OS right for your business?
If what you want is a simple, cloud-based and efficient interface, YES.
The main aspect to take into account when choosing it is the professional use you make of the devices. If you think you can only work with online applications, is your best solution. The operating system and devices are fully prepared for work in the cloud. It also has offline work possibilities, for times when online work is complicated.
On the other hand, if you are already a G Suite user you may be interested in purchasing your devices, since its applications are fully designed and adapted to this operating system.
If you want to know more about G Suite, you can read What is G Suite and why take it into account . You can also learn about our Chrome devices at our web page. Ucloudstore, gives you the possibility to request advice, you just have to get in touch using the form that you will find on our website or by calling +34 634 88 78 70.