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Windows 7: Windows 8 vs. Chrome OS – Windows Azure vs. Google’s Cloud

27 Nov 2010   #1
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Windows 8 vs. Chrome OS – Windows Azure vs. Google’s Cloud

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Microsoft’s next iteration of the Windows client will come in a world a tad different from today, in the sense that there will be a new rival to take into account beyond Linux and Mac OS X.

Google is putting the finishing touches on Chrome OS, its Chrome browser-based open source operating system, designed with netbooks in mind.

Chrome OS changes the concept of what a computer platform is. Unlike Windows, which acts as the foundation for applications, Chrome OS is a platform for services.

What this means is that Chrome OS, anchored as it might be on an actual device, will put users into the Cloud from the get go.

In a recent article in The NY Times, Linus Upson, the vice president for engineering in charge of Chrome recalls a funny moment in which he tried to swap the computer running an older version of Chrome OS that Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder was using, with a new machine featuring the latest release of the platform.

Brin’s first reaction was to keep the computer, as he was used to having all information, data, applications, stored locally.
Windows 8 vs. Chrome OS – Windows Azure vs. Google’s Cloud - Softpedia


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27 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I am not that of a great fan of cloud computing. Its not useful anyway if you don't have a connection and since your data is not stored locally on cloud, it becomes less private one way or another.

Google has strong guts with their new Chrome OS, but they are still newcomers in the OS business.
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27 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I don't trust Google with my searches and I sure won't trust them with all my data. Give them access too all my data, never!!!

Jim
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27 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Totally agree with Jim. I'd rather not even be able to watch certain YouTube videos flagged as 18+ than making a Google account to register on YouTube. Google can kiss my rearend.
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28 Nov 2010   #5

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

There is no way I would trust a remote server with my data, or for that matter depend on one to provide all functionality to my computer. I travel most of the time for my job and I can say that the Internet in it's current form could not possibly support this. Until WIFI is piped to all corners of the globe, (something that cell phone reception still fails to accomplish in nearly 40 years of existence) this will remain a pipe dream that in no way can replace local software and storage.
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28 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

If Steve Jobs is involved in any way, it's just to continue his plan of world domination...

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28 Nov 2010   #7

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x51shadow View Post
If Steve Jobs is involved in any way, it's just to continue his plan of world domination...

It seems like the only thing Steve Jobs has dominated is copying the ideas of others.

A Brief History of Windowed Computers

YouTube - Steve Jobs: Good artists copy great artists steal
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28 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Just proves it's all about the sales pitch and not ethics or even knowledge of the product or company being run. F U Apple.

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28 Nov 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Nice links nitro.

I like the part about jobs suing MS for stealing his GUI, then Xerox suing jobs for stealing their GUI years before.

Hilarious.




I don't think everyone is ready to trust that everything will be safe and accessible in the 'Cloud'.

The sad part is at least 70% of users will accept it without a second thought if it runs what they want and is cheaper.

The biggest problem is internet connectivity, if a cloud based OS came out tomorrow and was accepted by 20% of users the connection bandwidth would be choked off.

There is a large percentage of the world's population that have very poor internet connectivity and would struggle to do any resource intensive work through the net.
Though most people get email, social network, chat, and browse with their computers, which is all in the cloud now.

It will slowly head in that direction.
At least for a while we will have the option of choosing where we keep our personal information.
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28 Nov 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Nice links nitro.

I like the part about jobs suing MS for stealing his GUI, then Xerox suing jobs for stealing their GUI years before.

Hilarious.
Yes, a history founded on copying. I have to wonder what our computers would be like today if Xerox had continued to refine their desktop OS. We may have ended up on a forum called Xerox 7 forums.
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