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Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:32 AM

check it out!
http://www.slipperyb...nces-chrome-os/
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:42 AM

Saw this earlier. Apparently it's gonna be really cloud oriented, and it's main target market is netbooks.
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:04 AM

Maybe they will spy their users here to :blink: can't wait to see it
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:28 AM

Moved to Corner Cubicle. :)

Just a side note - seems like Microsoft will have an announcement regarding this on Monday.
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:53 AM

I'm not so hot on the idea - though it might be nice to see what they come up with.

First thing fishy is the time line -- next year? While I suppose that it is not that hard to make a new Linux distro I would expect a little more realistic time line -- perhaps the point to is cause a scramble on Microsoft's side.

Second thing -- Do we really need yet another Linux? I think it is time that MacDonald's get into the OS game and gives us a new Linux distro -- I mean the more watered down and less focused the Linux world is, the less of a threat it is to Microsoft.

Thirdly -- How serious is Google? Many of their products are incomplete and while they make great proofs of concept and help direct the industry - Google is full of big ideas and loose ends.

Take Google Earth -- its API is full of "almosts" -- neat features that were almost done. The GE COM API - abandoned, The Google Web services API -- abandoned. GMail is still in beta. Google does not finish things, and by "finish" I mean complete the details, polish the parts no one looks at, oil all the parts, etc. they don't take the extra steps to ensure they have a finished product -- the quality control is just not there.

Great organization -- they are changing the world -- but they are a bad choice for an OS vendor.
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:54 AM

I can't wait for it.

I don't know too much about it, but AFAIK, it's gonna be Linux based, and extremely cloud oriented - and of course, that's pretty much a given since they're all about the cloud. :)
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:04 PM

My Ex-Girl friends Facebook Status: "Google Chrome OS? Intriguing.... I am tempted for I already love the browser..." If she had any idea what she was saying, she wouldn't have said that. She is an art major after all.
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:45 PM

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My Ex-Girl friends Facebook Status:


Facebook stalker :P

I think Google will probably make some cool features for this Chrome OS, which co-incidentally Windows will announce very similar 'new' features for their next attempt at an operating system :D
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:02 PM

I liked the idea of a Google OS better when they were working with Sun Microsystems.

Isn't it funny how Microsoft, an OS manufacture is now working to catch up with Google's search Engine, & Google is now tackling an OS Giant. Kind of seems like Microsoft is heading in the wrong direction, & Google is stepping up to the plate. Just my perception.
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:20 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 9 Jul, 2009 - 08:02 PM, said:

I liked the idea of a Google OS better when they were working with Sun Microsystems.

Isn't it funny how Microsoft, an OS manufacture is now working to catch up with Google's search Engine, & Google is now tackling an OS Giant. Kind of seems like Microsoft is heading in the wrong direction, & Google is stepping up to the plate. Just my perception.

+1 :^:
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

If applications where on the internet and all we had on our computers was a browser, it would make things much more universal and a lot faster (computer at home wise).

If that is the idea they are going for I'm up for it, I like the idea of a 3 second boot time and not having to pick between OS's because of program compatibility issues!
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:05 AM

It should be pointed out that this isn't supposed to be "Just Another Linux Distro". It probably won't even run any Linux software (no X11).

For a lot of people computers are just gateways to the internet. If 99% of the stuff you do is online then what's the point in using a conventional OS? Yes, storing all of your data on remote servers is scary at best but there's no reason devices running Chrome couldn't have something as simple as removable storage.
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:50 PM

I like the sound of the google chrome OS but I don't think I will be switching anytime soon how ever I will give it a go once I get a new netbook as I will probley be able to afford a netbook when the have released the google chrome OS 2020 lol
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

View PostNickDMax, on 8 Jul, 2009 - 06:53 AM, said:

GMail is still in beta. Google does not finish things, and by "finish" I mean complete the details, polish the parts no one looks at, oil all the parts, etc. they don't take the extra steps to ensure they have a finished product -- the quality control is just not there.


Hehe you spoke just a few weeks too soon huh? After years in beta their finally off! But you can still enable that little beta graphic if you wish (Google's little sense of humor).
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Re: Google announces Chrome OS

Posted 12 September 2009 - 02:02 AM

Google does always have some good ideas, and with the new android out I may have to give this chrome OS a good look.
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