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Windows 7: Chrome OS to launch this fall

04 Jun 2010   #21
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If there is a market for it, someone will fill the void.


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04 Jun 2010   #22
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My main issue with it is that if there is insane profit to be had we could all get railroaded with this.

A fine example is the curent state of LCD monitors.

I had to buy a new monitor the other week cus my old 24 in burned out after 6 years. I went to Fry's and Best Buy, looked at probably 60 monitors total. All but ONE was an almost unusable, crap-tastic "TN" panel.

Those panels were made for TVs, they are cheap crap, poor 6 bit dacs. The ONE that was not was a $3500 Apple Cinima display. SO thats our choices now? Cheap but unusable crap or stupidly expensive?

Bsically the what the manufacturers want to push on is is what we get these days, and that's somewhat sobering. If all the comm people and software manufacturers think that the cloud will make them more money, that's what we'll get and people will STOP making installable local apps.

(I finally ordered a decent Photoprocessing worthy LCD from Dell, but I wonder if when it burns out in 6-7 years if I will even have that option any more)

[Edit] I may change my mind if: We get symmetric up/down internet access at oh... 5-10x current cable modem speeds with nearly 100% earth coverage with no lag (no satellite) and unmeterd access for... $25-$40 a month per account. NOT per device and no roaming, airport, train, plane charges etc... The cloud may be useable then (especially for poratble devices) But... when is that likely to happen? [/edit]
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04 Jun 2010   #23
kucing13

 

dont depend too much on tech can help?
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04 Jun 2010   #24
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Say hello to AOL 20.0 ..... Bah, bunch of cloud garbage.

And, remember, AOL was a bastion of hacked accounts and data. Not to mention the theivery by the company themselves.

Don't fall for Googles garbage. I recommend avoiding it.

But who am I kidding, iPad sold a butt load and is complete crap.
People refused to give up AOL for the longest time, so, it goes on and on.
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04 Jun 2010   #25
kucing13

 

Ipad = Large Ipod.
yeah Google is full of bluff. Google secure you,Google help you,Google keep you secure
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05 Jun 2010   #26
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

I hope that at least, this OS will have support for Openoffice... at least is a decent replacement for office (besides office is better in terms of deplovement and GUI)... I tested that Google office aplicattions and for me are ridicolously more dificult to use than any other suite... and, they cannot be installed...

Google is intending to make internet the default tool so you can access everything from there, the problem comes when that machines are taken away from the internet access, then you only have an OS that doesn't have even a simple text editor to work with. No offense for the Google team, is my favorite search engine, but they need to get a "backup" just in case internet access is not available (for example, adding to cromeOS the ability to install aplications locally) Otherwise, you will feel out the way. Even worse... I guess that saving ALL your personal data in the web (as they want you to do so) is not that secure... they actually will get acces to it... no good... no good.

Good try by now, but I think that only Windows and Linux are still on the war.

See ya!!
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05 Jun 2010   #27
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I get the impression that Google OS will have a lightweight Linux platform underneath so Open Office and other Linux compatible apps will be able to be installed.
Also there will always be data that is too sensitive or crucial to be stored in the cloud in case your connection goes down.
Similarly it would be silly to stream all your media from the cloud. Unless things change drastically most people are on some sort of download cap or get throttled if they use too much so it would be a costly business listening to music etc.
I'm hoping Google OS will be good but I think it's just going to be a browser based Linux distro. That's ok with me
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05 Jun 2010   #28
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Im still reserving judgement on the cloud, depending on which one of these 3 ways they go:

These Options and any Opinions represented are entirely my own, you may not agree with my opinion but i ask you to respect it

1. The Best Option: You have an OS with "Basic" functions (text editing etc.) enabled, and all applications are stored but the "big piracy" targets (Games, etc.) are "authorised" by the cloud for you to use when you open them, until then although they reside on your PC they cant be used without a "key" from the cloud, which is good for say a week before needing reauthorisation (this would also solve the "what if im away from the internet" problem) Possibly the OS itself could need a weekly (or monthly?) check in too to combat Piracy. All personal Documents and Data are stored on the Local Machine, as it is basically a PC as we know it, just requiring the cloud to "clear" it for use

2. The Most Likely Outcome: Applications are on the cloud and are accessed "remotely", but personal documents are stored on the Local Machine, our PC's effectively become just data storage modules, certainly there is alot of data about me I would NEVER allow out there. this of course presents a problem to machines which do not go online/ are away from an Internet Access point, and will run our internet bills sky high, as they are at the moment.

3. the Damn Stupid Option (and therefore probably someone will try this): EVERYTHING is cloud based, applications, documents etc. 2 weeks after "Windows Cloud" Launches, Microsoft are hacked, and millions of people are left bankrupt from having their personal details stolen, Microsoft go bust and Apple become the new Gods of the Personal Computer World, until the launch of "OSX Online" and so the pattern continues.
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05 Jun 2010   #29
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
The Best Option: You have an OS with "Basic" functions (text editing etc.) enabled, and all applications are stored but the "big piracy" targets (Games, etc.) are "authorised" by the cloud for you to use when you open them, until then although they reside on your PC they cant be used without a "key" from the cloud, which is good for say a week before needing reauthorisation (this would also solve the "what if im away from the internet" problem) Possibly the OS itself could need a weekly (or monthly?) check in too to combat Piracy. All personal Documents and Data are stored on the Local Machine, as it is basically a PC as we know it, just requiring the cloud to "clear" it for use
Hell No, absolutely not. This is complete and total totalitarian control over your personal system access.
When that day comes, I will either be dead, or will refuse to use computers.

Quite honestly, unless ( and this can never ever be) it can be absolutely guaranteed that your data is safe and secure and can not be compromised at all, The Cloud is a very bad idea. Not to mention the sheer amount of regulation that would come along with it that They are attempting to grab now and are ahving a hard time doing.

Once government gets control of the net, all bets are off. Enjoy your locked down censored and regualted internet.
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05 Jun 2010   #30
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post

Hell No, absolutely not. This is complete and total totalitarian control over your personal system access.
When that day comes, I will either be dead, or will refuse to use computers.

Quite honestly, unless ( and this can never ever be) it can be absolutely guaranteed that your data is safe and secure and can not be compromised at all, The Cloud is a very bad idea. Not to mention the sheer amount of regulation that would come along with it that They are attempting to grab now and are ahving a hard time doing.

Once government gets control of the net, all bets are off. Enjoy your locked down censored and regualted internet.
I agree completely. I love the internet and feel secure using it, but you could never convince me that storing my personal data and documents online is in any way secure. Google, Microsoft et al may be full of genius engineers, but the fact remains that there will always be hackers out there that are a step ahead of the game. Anything on the internet can be hacked into and stolen, that's just a fact.

As for the regulation...I don't want the government telling me what I can and can't do with my personal files. The Cloud, while an interesting idea, just isn't feasable for everyday, continued usage. If I had a presentation to make, and my internet went out, there goes all my stuff needed for the presentation.

Google definitely needs to have an option for local storage, and I'm almost certain they will. If not, ChromeOS will fail miserably. Maybe not at first, but eventually.
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