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Windows 7: Windows vs. Chrome OS, Itís about to Begin

07 Dec 2010   #11
Trucidation

 

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We will see. It will have to be a big dog to compete with the software availability that windows has.
Not really. As it is basically a Netbook OS, all it really has to be able to do is be able to create simple Office Documents, browse the web and play music and videos. Hardly a Windows competitor. The entire "target audience" is completely different for one thing.
Ah, a netbook OS. So I was worried for nothing. I guess the handheld/mobile sphere could do with more options. Still, all this "versus windows" stuff is misleading.
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07 Dec 2010   #12
Phone Man

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

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Interesting disclaimer at the bottom of the page of severedsolo's link above in post #5 (highlighted in yellow)

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I know Google released ChromeOS as open-source so is this someone else's version. Where is the Google version???

Jim

You are right. It is not Google's OS. I've just installed it: screenshot
Why does it show "Google Chrome OS" at the top left of you screenshot??? or is that something you added ?

I just learned that Google Chrome OS is based on the open-source Chromium OS so maybe this is another version with the same name. Did Google not copyright the Chrome OS name. Are they that stupid. Got me confused, but not really interested anyway. I won't be putting my personal files in the Cloud for Google to mess with them. Here is link to Chromium OS - The Chromium Projects

Jim
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07 Dec 2010   #13
Phone Man

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

Here is the Software Architecture of Crome OS.

Software Architecture - The Chromium Projects

All based on a Linux kernel.

Jim
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07 Dec 2010   #14
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Why wouldn't a person just download Ubuntu for netbooks or some other lunix system at this point. GL
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07 Dec 2010   #15
Lee

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

The Professionals:
1. Photographer
2. Publishing, Graphics & Printing
3. Engineering (electrical, building, etc.)
4. CAD programs, structural designers (houses, buildings (small, large, huge, etc.))
5. Ship builders
6. Larger data based corporations
The list can go on for. . but I think the point is made. The cloud is not going to be used by companies who have to depend on large and special software to do their daily business. The cloud is not going to replace the desktop/server based corporate computer use.
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08 Dec 2010   #16
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote:
Why does it show "Google Chrome OS" at the top left of you screenshot??? or is that something you added ?
That is just the given name of the virtual machine.
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08 Dec 2010   #17
Phone Man

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

Google has announced that the first Chrome OS netbooks will arrive in "mid-2011" from Acer and Samsung. Originally, the company said that devices would arrive by the end of this year.

The Cr-48 is unbranded. It offers a 12.1-inch display, full-size keyboard, "oversized" touchpad, webcam, built-in 3G and Wi-Fi, and an SSD drive — Chrome OS is built to run solely on solid-state drives. Google has also done away with caps-lock and function keys.

Chrome OS is essentially the Chrome browser running atop a Linux kernel. "Chrome OS is nothing but the web," Pichai said. The browser is the only local application. All other apps must be run inside the browser.

Above quotes from this article:

Google delays Chrome OS, punts brandless beta machine ‚€Ę The Register

The part about it is built for SSD drives only is very interesting.

Jim
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08 Dec 2010   #18
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Its actually Win vs linux again
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08 Dec 2010   #19
computertech19

Windows 10,Windows 7,Mac OSX
 
 

Looking forward to playing around with it in a virtual machine. That's as useful as it gets for me. I still prefer my full OS that can do everything and can get me my music offline. lol
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08 Dec 2010   #20
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
The Professionals:
1. Photographer
2. Publishing, Graphics & Printing
3. Engineering (electrical, building, etc.)
4. CAD programs, structural designers (houses, buildings (small, large, huge, etc.))
5. Ship builders
6. Larger data based corporations
The list can go on for. . but I think the point is made. The cloud is not going to be used by companies who have to depend on large and special software to do their daily business. The cloud is not going to replace the desktop/server based corporate computer use.
Citrix is building a front end to run on chrome OS linked to a corporate back end server so chrome OS acts line a "dumb terminal".
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