Chrome OS

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Dec 1, 2009

Chrome OS by prowler at 2:08 PM (1,731 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. prowler
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    Google's blog version...



    & YouTube's version.


    This is going to be using Linux kernel, there will be no x64 versions only x86 and ARM. Internet based, so really you can't do ANYTHING on it without the internet. Though it's going to be free i'm not touching this unless i slap it with a 1gb partition.

    Source: Wikipedia & Google's blog
     
  2. Wabsta

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    Yay for Chrome OS [​IMG]

    Not for gaming ofcourse, but perfect for netbooks!
    Especialy since mobile internet is almost mainstream these days.
     
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    Well, i'm sure i'll put it on a small partition to be able to boot up the OS quick when i'm just going to use the web, it'll be great to have as an alternative OS to boot up into...
     
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    This would be good to have on multi-boot.
     
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    With the original website they collect and sell data from every search the user makes. With Chrome they collect and sell data from everything the user does within the browser. With Wave they are attempting to collect and sell data from the users social networking habits. Now there's the OS that will allow them to collect and sell data from everything the user does on their computer.

    It won't be long before they invent a brain implant where they can collect and sell data every time the user thinks.

    EDIT: They probably won't make much money from that one.
     
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    Yeah, because you've read the Google Privacy Policy haven't you.

    Don't use Google 'cause Bing and Yahoo! bring back great results too. Ahem.
     
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    well the idea is not that bad ...
     
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    Maybe, just maybe, I will dual-boot this next to XP SP3.
    This perfect for people who use their PC for internet, but those people don't understand anything about computers...
     
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    Really old news, been running the pre-alpha release in VMWare for a few months, pretty nifty. [​IMG]
     
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    Well nobody said anything about it so i decided to post it up [​IMG]
     
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    You really can't be sure of that, seeing as it was announced before you were even a member here. >_>
     
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    ...He used the search feature.

    And I think Chrome OS is okay, but it can be much better.
    Using a netbook only for pure cloud computing is a trivial matter. What if the cloud is down? What if you don't have internet? Broadband-speed internet is actually not that common, contrary to popular belief. It almost defeats the purpose of a netbook. How can you work offline when everything is done online?
     
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    This means that viruses are pretty much pointless to attack the Chrome OS?
     
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    Old news. Read it on Engadget about a month ago.

    The Chrome OS is kinda interesting. Could be useful for netbooks and things of that sort. The video is dumbed-down for the normal crowd. A bit weird to do that considering the only people who would be interested in this most likely have good/basic knowledge of a computer.
     
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    Low end PC's will make great use of it but high end ones would probably find a normal OS preferable.
     
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    Yeah, and hard drives..
     
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    It was mentioned, but nothing serious, just that its coming
     
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    they kinda forgot that when your offline everything online is completely inaccessable.
    Meaning that if you make some documents and turn on your computer to at least read them.... then yoru stuck.
    Which in turn makes the OS completely USELESS if you ever have to leave an internet connection.

    Course would be kinda dumb to not add hard drive support and the like.

    I'm definitly curious. Maybe I'll give it a small try when its out.
    Will probably be more of a novelty but will be usefull for setting up quick kiosk like computer setups.

    Would be cool if it got ported to the Wii and PSP and the like since it uses minimum data storage.
     
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    looks promising

    i watched some vids and it looks quite well made [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder how you download stuff because all your files are online :wtf:
    Thats something i wanna know
     

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