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Windows 7: Next step in the Chrome OS journey


30 May 2012   #1

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Next step in the Chrome OS journey

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Our partner Samsung has just announced a new Chromebook and the industry’s first Chromebox. Like its predecessor, the newest Chromebook is a fast and portable laptop for everyday users. The Chromebox is a compact, powerful and versatile desktop perfect for the home or office.
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31 May 2012   #2

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Our partner Samsung has just announced a new Chromebook and the industry’s first Chromebox. Like its predecessor, the newest Chromebook is a fast and portable laptop for everyday users. The Chromebox is a compact, powerful and versatile desktop perfect for the home or office.
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The Chrome OS desktop is a complete ripoff of Windwos 7's Aero interface. I saw the desktop and thought "This looks so much like Windows 7!"
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31 May 2012   #3

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Is Chrome OS still around? I thought it died out just after release.

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31 May 2012   #4

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Is Chrome OS still around? I thought it died out just after release.

Jim
It's still here. You just hardly hear about it because it's not doing well, lol.
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01 Jun 2012   #5

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Not sure where Chrome OS is at the moment, I too lost interest not much longer after its release. I find a Chromebook useless when I don't have an internet connection, as such I share in the vision of how cloud computing should work from Apple and Microsoft, the Cloud should supplement native/local computing, not replace it.
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01 Jun 2012   #6

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5 reasons everyone will be using Chrome OS in 3 years

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However, in computer-land, three years is forever, and in that period of time, I expect that Chrome OS will be all over the enterprise, consumer spaces, schools, and SMBs. In fact, I expect that it will be ubiquitous in the way that Linux and Java are: we don’t even know we’re using them on our phones, in our TVs, in our DVRs…everywhere. Here’s 5 reasons why.
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01 Jun 2012   #7

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5 reasons everyone will be using Chrome OS in 3 years

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However, in computer-land, three years is forever, and in that period of time, I expect that Chrome OS will be all over the enterprise, consumer spaces, schools, and SMBs. In fact, I expect that it will be ubiquitous in the way that Linux and Java are: we don’t even know we’re using them on our phones, in our TVs, in our DVRs…everywhere. Here’s 5 reasons why.
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I don't want an OS that is running half of its applications and stuff out of the cloud. I only use the cloud for uploading stuff from one computer and downloading It onto another computer/tablet etc.
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01 Jun 2012   #8

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With a doubt, running stuff from the cloud will be a huge paradigm shift. Right now, we aren't there yet, we aren't ready and we aren't willing to accept our apps not running locally.

However, as more and more mobile devices come online, the potential for running and using our applications across multiple devices will have lots of benefits...especially for the mobile warrior.

I've recently run into this with my music. Previously, I would buy CD's at the store, rip them myself, and put them into my music share for playback on the computer at home. I would put the CD's into my car, or copy the MP3 tracks to my portable player and take them with me.

However, lately, I have started using the Amazon MP3 cloud service and MP3 cloud player. I am now starting to store my MP3's in Amazon's cloud, and I can remotely access my music from my Droid (while I run) and from my tablet (when I am just sitting on the couch). This is nice that I don't have to use the limited amount of space on my mobile devices to store all of these MP3's.

So, I've actually changed the way that I do my music because of the benefits that I can take advantage of by having things in the cloud.
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02 Jun 2012   #9

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Upon starting to use an Android tablet I realized just how much of a good idea Google had with ChromeOS, even though it was all executed horribly. They should've concentrated their energy into Android more than ChromeOS, or at least build a decent alternative to Linux distributions that can run apps locally. It's not like Google doesn't have the funds to step in, and their popularity certainly would help to attract users to a whole new OS.

And now that Mozilla announced Boot2Gecko, the first thing that popped into my mind is that the ChromeOS concept would work much better for Mozilla, as Firefox is a much older browser and has been recognized world-wide.

Still, cloud-only computing doesn't really have a chance to step into the market of (laptop) PCs; even Android tablets have apps installed locally and a file explorer for local stuff you trash in there, from music to documents, while still being utterly concentrated towards the internet. This is a much better combination than restricting your whole computer experience to the internet.
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03 Jun 2012   #10

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Upon starting to use an Android tablet I realized just how much of a good idea Google had with ChromeOS, even though it was all executed horribly. They should've concentrated their energy into Android more than ChromeOS, or at least build a decent alternative to Linux distributions that can run apps locally. It's not like Google doesn't have the funds to step in, and their popularity certainly would help to attract users to a whole new OS.

And now that Mozilla announced Boot2Gecko, the first thing that popped into my mind is that the ChromeOS concept would work much better for Mozilla, as Firefox is a much older browser and has been recognized world-wide.

Still, cloud-only computing doesn't really have a chance to step into the market of (laptop) PCs; even Android tablets have apps installed locally and a file explorer for local stuff you trash in there, from music to documents, while still being utterly concentrated towards the internet. This is a much better combination than restricting your whole computer experience to the internet.
I have an ASUS Eee Pad TF-201 tablet running Android 4.0.3 and absolutely love Android as a mobile OS. IMO ASUS Eee Pad is precisely what ChromeOS should have been like.
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