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Windows 7: Google Operating System ??? What!?

08 Jan 2010   #1
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 
Google Operating System ??? What!?

Check this link out: Chrome OS security: 'Sandboxing' and auto updates | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

It talks about a Google operating system built around Google Chrome sandboxing technology. Interesting but.. a reality?

If Bill Gates Enterprises isn't worried about Linux, do you think they would worry about this? Linux has the user community behind it but Google has the Big Bucks behind it!

Sure they are only using it for Netbooks now (or will be soon) but if it's really big, I do not think Google will stop there.. why would they not branch to the laptop and desktop computers!?
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08 Jan 2010   #2
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

We followed it for a long time now:
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS Available to Download
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09 Jan 2010   #3
SouthSeaPirate

Windows 7, XP, 2003
 
 

All with the assumption that theres going to be a WiFi connection wherever you go... No thanks, I have my iPod thouch for that... Pretty much useless until you have the Net...
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09 Jan 2010   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

They also claim some very impressive start up times, but when reading up on this the other day i read that the OS will only be sold on machines with SSDs so makes you wonder the kinda price range there gonna be, and what the overall functionality of the machines are gonna be when they say its geared around surfing
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09 Jan 2010   #5
SouthSeaPirate

Windows 7, XP, 2003
 
 

^ Then Id have to say that I wont credit the OS for the fast startup times. This gives them an advantage for driver development on such a small market of SSDs (not to mention the technology they use).
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09 Jan 2010   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

To be fair the demo i saw had a sata HDD & booted in 14secs, they claim 7 secs from boot to surfing but they said all machines would have SSDs and that was where the sub 10 sec boot time would come from
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09 Jan 2010   #7
Lens Pirate

Win 7 64 Ultimate- Win 7 Home premium 64- XP- Adndroid 3.1 and 2.3 Ubantu- Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

That google chrome netbook is really interesting. At least as long as you don't try to make it something it is not.

Thinking of it as a communication tool supporting 3G and major carrier voice networks like Verizon, Gmail, google apps and web surfing makes this a very useful fun tool.

Add to that the fact that it is secure, fast, cheap ( supposed to be less than 300 dollars),
and should provide a trouble free simple comsumer tool and you have reached awesomeness. Best of all it is not Microsoft or Apple and there for introduces competition into the market place. That is a win for everyone.

BUT LETS NOT TRY TO MAKE IT INTO A WORKSTATION! Yeah!
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09 Jan 2010   #8
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
That google chrome netbook is really interesting. At least as long as you don't try to make it something it is not.

Thinking of it as a communication tool supporting 3G and major carrier voice networks like Verizon, Gmail, google apps and web surfing makes this a very useful fun tool.

Add to that the fact that it is secure, fast, cheap ( supposed to be less than 300 dollars),
and should provide a trouble free simple comsumer tool and you have reached awesomeness. Best of all it is not Microsoft or Apple and there for introduces competition into the market place. That is a win for everyone.

BUT LETS NOT TRY TO MAKE IT INTO A WORKSTATION! Yeah!
The thing you described, perfectly describes Netbooks.
That's why googe is targeting Netbooks.

They are not saying use Chrome OS to heavy gaming or controlling NASA, They recommend Chrome OS to netbooks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SouthSeaPirate View Post
All with the assumption that theres going to be a WiFi connection wherever you go... No thanks, I have my iPod thouch for that... Pretty much useless until you have the Net...
Most people who use Netbooks have either 3G or GPRS Internet.
Or atleast use it where they have Internet.
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09 Jan 2010   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Google Chrome is Linux based.
It is strictly cloud computing, So you do have to have net access any were you go,
And the fact it is liked to your google account worries me.....
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09 Jan 2010   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is Google Chrome counted as an OS? I have never installed it before so i have no idea.

I thought Google based their softwares on Android.
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