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Windows 7: Google Pilot Program- USA only

08 Dec 2010   #11
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh I'd bet that's exactly what they did
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08 Dec 2010   #12
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I's all about the Cloud
That's the big difference to DSL with a chrome Browser as I understand it.

Quote:
The open-source Linux-based OS Google Chrome is a light-weight OS that allows users to access apps directly through the browser thus eliminating the need to store apps on the system. The Chrome OS-based notebooks also boots faster, takes 60 seconds to start the system when first set up, as most of the software is run on the cloud. Also the Chrome-OS notebook is designed to be consistently connected to the web.
-DG
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08 Dec 2010   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Google Chrome OS RC available

Quote:
Last year, we announced our effort to design an operating system that is built and optimized for the web. Many people already spend all their time in a web browser, and by building an operating system that is essentially a browser, we can make computers faster, much simpler and fundamentally more secure.

We’re not done yet, but Chrome OS is at the stage where we need feedback from real users. Some of the features of Chrome OS require new hardware, but we didn’t want to sell pre-beta computers. Instead we’re launching a pilot program where we will give test notebooks to qualified users, developers, schools and businesses. We're starting with the U.S. and will expand to other countries once we get the necessary certifications. To participate in the pilot program, visit the Chrome notebook website.

The test notebooks exist only to test the software—they are black, have no branding, no logos, no stickers, nothing. They do have 12.1 inch screens, full-sized keyboards and touch pads, integrated 3G from Verizon, eight hours of battery life and eight days of standby time. Chrome notebooks are designed to reach the web instantly, are easy to share among friends and family, and simply by logging in, all of your apps, bookmarks and other browser settings are there. Setting up a new machine takes less than a minute. And even at this early stage, we feel there is no consumer or business operating system that is more secure.

In the first half of next year Chrome notebooks will be available for sale from Acer and Samsung. More manufacturers will follow. Also, Chrome OS is designed to work across a wide range of screen sizes and form factors, enabling our partners to deliver computing devices beyond notebooks.

We’re excited to get Chrome notebooks into the hands of users. The data from our test pilots is key to building something wonderful. We look forward to working together to make computers better.
Via Official Google Blog: An update on Chrome, the Web Store and Chrome OS

Apply for RC program

I m downloading it now... Lets see how it looks.
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08 Dec 2010   #14
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

so let me get this straight... they want my business to run entirely off of THEIR servers, where they have access to my accounting, trademarked, patented, purchase history, and private data at will?

no thanks.

unless the "cloud" is my own server, which is basically what I do now anyways..... why the need for this google OS crap?

http://www.google.com/chromeos/features-guidedtour.html

so google wants me to store all my personal information on their servers so they can use it to profile me, or sell my information, or any other things that I know google already does.
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08 Dec 2010   #15
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Its "secured".
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08 Dec 2010   #16
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Dinesh. Have you tried it yet? I take it there isn't a x64bit version yet.
I need more info. Is there a partition manager in the installer etc.
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08 Dec 2010   #17
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thanks Dinesh. Have you tried it yet? I take it there isn't a x64bit version yet.
I need more info. Is there a partition manager in the installer etc.
Hi John, I m just downloading it. Internet is slow ATM so it will take hours. Its a live CD so you can run it without installing it.
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08 Dec 2010   #18
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote:
Last year, we announced our effort to design an operating system that is built and optimized for the web. Many people already spend all their time in a web browser, and by building an operating system that is essentially a browser, we can make computers faster, much simpler and fundamentally more secure.

We’re not done yet, but Chrome OS is at the stage where we need feedback from real users. Some of the features of Chrome OS require new hardware, but we didn’t want to sell pre-beta computers. Instead we’re launching a pilot program where we will give test notebooks to qualified users, developers, schools and businesses. We're starting with the U.S. and will expand to other countries once we get the necessary certifications. To participate in the pilot program, visit the Chrome notebook website.

The test notebooks exist only to test the software—they are black, have no branding, no logos, no stickers, nothing. They do have 12.1 inch screens, full-sized keyboards and touch pads, integrated 3G from Verizon, eight hours of battery life and eight days of standby time. Chrome notebooks are designed to reach the web instantly, are easy to share among friends and family, and simply by logging in, all of your apps, bookmarks and other browser settings are there. Setting up a new machine takes less than a minute. And even at this early stage, we feel there is no consumer or business operating system that is more secure.

In the first half of next year Chrome notebooks will be available for sale from Acer and Samsung. More manufacturers will follow. Also, Chrome OS is designed to work across a wide range of screen sizes and form factors, enabling our partners to deliver computing devices beyond notebooks.

We’re excited to get Chrome notebooks into the hands of users. The data from our test pilots is key to building something wonderful. We look forward to working together to make computers better.
Via Official Google Blog: An update on Chrome, the Web Store and Chrome OS

Apply for RC program

I m downloading it now... Lets see how it looks.

Threads merged. As this is already posted about with 2 different threads.

warning   Warning

But just to let you know, that "Chrome OS RC" you link to there, is not the "official Google" Chrome OS.

Somebodies frankenbuild rendition of it, but it isn't the Chrome OS, so I'd be careful.
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08 Dec 2010   #19
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

well, back to the cloud talk,
to me the cloud is a bad idea if you have sensible data, unless you manage you own cloud with your own server. This also brings to the topic, will Goolgle alow for you to run your own "Chrome Server/cloud".

Im sure that market analists are watching this "cloud computing" industry closely, why? because you can start your own buisness by hosting the "cloud". I can see this hapening in the future.
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10 Dec 2010   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It doesn't make any difference to me, because I do not intend to apply for this offer, but I found it curious that while listening to AOL Radio just now, it was said that these notebooks are missing the caplock key. Apparently, Google believes that it is for the better good, to prevent anyone from posting something in all caps.

Some might say that this is like looking a gift horse in the mouth, but then with the amount of data that they are going to collect on the users, I wouldn't consider it to be a gift...maybe a horse (trojan).
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