Chrome OS impacts
Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:19 AM
Google's ChromeOS might be great, but it'll make about as much a splash long-term as Linux has.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:51 AM
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:58 PM
i hope it advertises linux though i find it great and use it for more than half my stuff (not to mention i dont have to worry about viruses and it doesnt get overloaded when i open 5 appliaction at once lol)
Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:41 AM
Don't tempt me to reply to that statement and cause a Windows vs Linux flamewar!
To be honest, I very much doubt that any new operating system that doesn't come bundled with a popular PC will become popular. That is where Windows has the advantage over its competition, with the possible exception of the Mac OS. I'll write more when I have the time...
Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:48 AM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:50 AM
Hmm I knew Chrome browser in't available on Linux so I was wondering how they were going to do it on Chrome OS. The significant point about using the Linux kernel is it means Google OS will have the same hardware compatibility and exploits. Linux has some problems on current netbooks including wireless, display, and power drivers; I don't think a Google distro is really going to improve that much. Besides why not just use a "full" and "free" distro, why restrict yourself into Googleland? It's contrary to the ideals of Linux.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:40 AM
We have all heard in the tech news how people envision the future of computing. A lot of the time, the subject of "the cloud" comes up. Now, Google are a huge internet presence, if anybody has the potential (or the will) to create an entirely internet based OS, then it's them. They already have cloud applications such as Google Apps gaining momentum in the market. Now, what if these apps became tied to the OS, just as we have heard in the news?
No longer would you need massive hard drives to store your data, because it is all stored online at Google's servers. You wouldn't need a particularly fast processor, not a huge amount of RAM, just an internet connection. Low power machines, heard that before?
Netbooks. Linux, as we know, is well capable of running on a netbook. Linux is modular, highly customisable, and has some form of compatibility with certain machines, netbooks in particular. Linux is a fine internet OS (sometimes, don't get me started on wireless support), well suited for the job. It is freely distributed.
But I find it really hard to speak positively about a cloud OS, so I shall have to stop there. I'd still rather use Windows XP Home on a netbook any day, I think a lot of people might agree.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:30 AM
The only people who'll give it a go is people like me who are curious, and if it's any good, will stick with it, till it gives us a problem, which means we'll format and reinstall whichever OS is in our comfort zone (usually an NT based Windows version for me, such as NT/2000/XP/2003)
I think it's probably a case of Google being a bit late in the OS market. Most home users will have no inclination to change their OS as their exisiting Windows XP/Vista/7 is working for them fine as it is.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!