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Windows 7: Chrome OS to launch this fall


02 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Chrome OS to launch this fall

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Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai – head of the Chrome project – using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous “second half of 2010″ window. As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; “We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience,” Pinchai said, “we’re thinking on both the hardware and software levels.”
More here...

Honestly, I think that ChromeOS is more of a threat to Linux than to Microsoft in the netbook market. Although, Windows 7 Starter is horrid, so I can see MS taking a hit as well.

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02 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

I don't know all that much about it, but in my mind I think of it as another Linux distro. Add it to the collection.
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02 Jun 2010   #3

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I also was thinking that is more a Linux alternative that is less confusing to the normal user. If one only does web-work and gets along with the Google Office applications, that is fine.

But if someone wants to use MS Office (and there are good reasons to do so) this would not work as I beleive it is not capable of running windows software (unless it is browser software). but MS I believe also has a remote version of Office, which migth work in Chrome browser.

Probably more targeted towards netbooks that are not used for real applications or as desktop replacement.
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02 Jun 2010   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

There are several sites that have articles about the new Chrome OS, so if you are truly interested just Google "Google Chrome OS."

It is a Linux distro with Chrome browser as the key operating system. It will be based on a cloud style system where all the application are on the cloud. It will be fun to test, however, as those who have been on the Seven Forums for a while know I am not a cloud person nor will I ever be. Sorry the cloud is just another server system that can be hecked or go down.
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02 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Sorry the cloud is just another server system that can be hecked or go down.
I agree completely. Don't trust it at all and probably never will.
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02 Jun 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
I also was thinking that is more a Linux alternative that is less confusing to the normal user.
Not too dissimilar to Mac OS...

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But if someone wants to use MS Office (and there are good reasons to do so) this would not work as I beleive it is not capable of running windows software (unless it is browser software). but MS I believe also has a remote version of Office, which might work in Chrome browser.
I'm sure there will be 'some compatibility' but there will also be an eventual push to break away from Office /MS dominance completely.


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Probably more targeted towards netbooks that are not used for real applications or as desktop replacement.
For now.


If it is indeed cloud based, Google's attempt will be the first company to the niche market and the first arrival always gets to expand and then dictate further developmental precedents.
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02 Jun 2010   #7

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I really don't see Chrome OS going anywhere...
Although I see the cloud in the future, I don't think it is ready yet..(It's close ) but I have tried Chrome OS (the beta version) and the only thing I can do add documents, browse the web and that's really it...(Kinda boring)

and like other posters said before security is a really big issue with cloud based operating systems.
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02 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
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Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai – head of the Chrome project – using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous “second half of 2010″ window. As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; “We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience,” Pinchai said, “we’re thinking on both the hardware and software levels.”
More here...

Honestly, I think that ChromeOS is more of a threat to Linux than to Microsoft in the netbook market. Although, Windows 7 Starter is horrid, so I can see MS taking a hit as well.
I agree. I think the Windows Starter is terrible. I would never buy a notebook or netbook with Windows Starter.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
There are several sites that have articles about the new Chrome OS, so if you are truly interested just Google "Google Chrome OS."

It is a Linux distro with Chrome browser as the key operating system. It will be based on a cloud style system where all the application are on the cloud. It will be fun to test, however, as those who have been on the Seven Forums for a while know I am not a cloud person nor will I ever be. Sorry the cloud is just another server system that can be hecked or go down.
+1
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02 Jun 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote:
Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai – head of the Chrome project – using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous “second half of 2010″ window. As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; “We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience,” Pinchai said, “we’re thinking on both the hardware and software levels.”
More here...

Honestly, I think that ChromeOS is more of a threat to Linux than to Microsoft in the netbook market. Although, Windows 7 Starter is horrid, so I can see MS taking a hit as well.
I haven't had the chance to use a netbook with Starter, so I have no idea what to expect from it. It's one thing to read a list of features compared between versions, and another to actually use it. Is it that horrible?
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02 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah, it really is that horrible, especially if you aren't technologically impaired. When I bought my Eee PC, it came with Starter. I used it for about 10 minutes, and then threw Home Premium on to a flash drive and clean installed it.

Can't change the wallpaper, no DWM or Aero. Not that I installed custom themes or anything, but I do like to have a bit of variety, as you know from the destops thread. The lack of Aero alone was enough to make me upgrade.

It's loaded up with manufacturer crapware...HP runs much better for me than Starter did on my netbook...mainly, I think, because of the clean install.
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