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Google Chrom OS: Born to be doomed

R K Singh
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I was reading review of Google Chrome OS, and wonder that who will use netbooks.

It always require net connection, so forget a replacement of your note book.
Tightly integrated with Hardware, so forget to upgrade your desktop/notebook to Chrome OS.
You cant store anything locally, so security will be major concerns and going forward Google may charge for providing space.

Plus point is that, it loads OS faster than any other OS in market. But with so many negatives I doubt that I would go for it (let us wait for its official release).

I feel that google could have used Linux OS, chopped not-required services, and could made it available for all PCs, notebooks.
Chrome OS is nothing but Chrome browser where you work on net 24 hrs.

It could have been good for many personal computer users who login to only view mails, social nw sites etc.

I have serious doubt that MS can be still replaced by any other OS.


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Ulf Dittmer
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You cant store anything locally, so security will be major concerns and going forward Google may charge for providing space.

I haven't seen anything to suggest that you can't access and use whatever web sites you desire, especially non-Google ones. Also keep in mind that Google is getting behind HTML 5 which includes the File API for reading local files.

I have serious doubt that MS can be still replaced by any other OS.

In the sense that Windows may be around for a very long time to come, yes. But in the meantime, millions of people get by on OS X, Linux and other Unix flavors just fine.


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Henry Wong
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In my opinion, I don't think that Chrome OS is meant to be a competing OS... meaning not meant to be something that you install and configure like linux. I think it is meant to be the OS that runs an device such as an iPod or iPhone (competitor, I mean). These devices run an OS, but you don't care about it.

I think that most people buy a "netbook" to surf the internet, read digital books, manage photographs, etc. And this netbook is no different from other devices such as the television or dvd player.

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R K Singh
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
I haven't seen anything to suggest that you can't access and use whatever web sites you desire, especially non-Google ones. Also keep in mind that Google is getting behind HTML 5 which includes the File API for reading local files.


I think I did not convey my thoughts properly.

As per my info, in Chrome OS, you can not save any document in your local hard disk drive.(most probably because it does not exist in NetBook).

Yes, user can use whatever web sites s/he desire.
But all applications will be on cloud and data also.
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R K Singh wrote:you can not save any document in your local hard disk drive.(most probably because it does not exist in NetBook).
But all applications will be on cloud and data also.


Exactly the same as many smartphones today, or the Apple iPad, or any use of Google Mail, Google Docs.

What folks who hang around sites like this forget is that we are generally much, much more technical than the typical computer user. We care about how things happen. But most users do not care. Most users use only a tiny number of applications (word processing, web browsing, and email) and don't care at all about how it happens. Look at all the folks who love the Macintosh computer or the iPhone because they are simple to use.

Most folks don't care what a computer is, its just an appliance, almost like a toaster.

There are no places that I go that do not have WiFi or celluar data access. If the network is fast enough, it matters not one bit whether data is in the cloud or not.

Don't think about a Chrome OS netbook as a replacement for a $800 laptop. Think about it as enabling a netbook that sells for $200 retail.

R K Singh
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I think you guys are right.

I was thinking from another view, but after reading your posts it makes sense to have such OS, which is for different need and platform.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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