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Topic # 80724 3-Apr-2011 13:45
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is it just a web browser ?

i see no point in it really

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  Reply # 454799 3-Apr-2011 13:54
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It's a operating system that can run on lower-end hardware / sub $100 laptops. It is indeed based around a web browser but that's what most people use their computers for right?

Also, it will make for a awesome operating system to boot into if you want to do the basics. Your laptop could have ChromeOS installed and also the likes of Windows 7. You could boot into ChromeOS to save battery since it won't have to fire up things such as the hard drive.

There is quite a bit of possibilities for a Operating System like this.




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  Reply # 454825 3-Apr-2011 16:00
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ChromeOS will boot very fast, which is why I'm hanging out for it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 454851 3-Apr-2011 17:46
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The vid from above. Can people use the attach video feature. It is the small film strip in the compose reply editor.






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  Reply # 454860 3-Apr-2011 18:24
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I would have thought that Google would have gone with Android OS rather than Chrome OS..




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  Reply # 454885 3-Apr-2011 19:15
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old3eyes: I would have thought that Google would have gone with Android OS rather than Chrome OS..


It's really a browser OS which si why they call if Chrome OS i guess.

Android OS would be for a fully featured OS.... knowing Google they may develop one to compete with Windows in the future??? 

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  Reply # 461960 24-Apr-2011 14:27
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Haha, even the fastest computers take 45 seconds to boot. My new Arch box boots from power button depression to login prompt (including 5 seconds for grub menu) a whopping 19.2 seconds.

I can see this taking off for the netbook market but not much more than that. It will be like the iPad of operating systems; pretty cool but also pretty useless.

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  Reply # 461985 24-Apr-2011 17:16
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actually, how much data traffic that OS would consume, say to create and work on word document, edit few pictures?.. so to be able to do all these things I need to be connected to the net. IF i'm not - it's totally useless :(




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  Reply # 462093 25-Apr-2011 10:11
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Hmm, was talking with friends last night. An interesting application could be using the OS in an internet cafe setting.

Assuming there is a way to reliably erase all trace of the previous user between boots/uses it could be great to provide a reliable speedy internet browsing experience to your customers.

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  Reply # 469659 16-May-2011 14:52
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Useless for NZ with the price of our internet.

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  Reply # 469669 16-May-2011 15:03
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It's a brilliant idea and I'm sorry to all those who say because its internet focussed it will never work there has been a massive trend to both content and applications being delivered via the internet so if anything the usefulness of this OS will only grow.





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  Reply # 469696 16-May-2011 15:26
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the ChromeBook has local storage and will work without the cloud http://bit.ly/iAAAvI

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  Reply # 469702 16-May-2011 15:34
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hellonearthisman: ChromeOS will boot very fast, which is why I'm hanging out for it.


Does that really matter now though?

Laptops are now designed to come out of standby, ready (usable) immediately and (web connected) in 0.5-2 seconds.
 

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