OT: this caught my eye...Google OS in the cloud

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Nov 22 2009 1:27 AM

Google today unveiled more details of Chrome OS, a lightweight, browser-based operating system for netbooks.

With a strong focus on speed, the Chrome OS promises nearly instant boot times of about 7 seconds for users to login to their computers.

"We want Google Chrome OS to be blazingly fast ... to boot up like a TV," said Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management for Google.

The first Chrome OS netbooks will be available in late 2010, Pichai said. It will not be available as a download to run and install. Instead, Chrome OS is only shipping on specific hardware from manufacturers Google has partnered with. That means if you want Chrome OS, you'll have to purchase a Chrome OS device.

Google is currently working with unnamed computer manufacturers to define specifications for these computers, which Pichai said will include larger netbook-style computers with full-size keyboards, large trackpads and large displays.

Chrome OS Netbooks will not have traditional hard disk drives -- they will rely on non-volatile flash memory and Internet-based storage for saving all of your data.

All the applications will be web-based, meaning users won't have to install apps, manage updates or even backup their data. All data will be stored in the cloud, and users won't even have to bother with anti-virus software: Google claims it will monitor code to prevent malicious activity in Chrome OS web apps.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 1:42 AM

Robert Pavich:
All the applications will be web-based, meaning users won't have to install apps, manage updates or even backup their data. All data will be stored in the cloud, and users won't even have to bother with anti-virus software: Google claims it will monitor code to prevent malicious activity in Chrome OS web apps.

humm..When do things go too far.....

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 1:44 AM

Has NOBODY seen "The Terminator"...Skynet? Hello!

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 1:47 AM

Robert Pavich:

Has NOBODY seen "The Terminator"...Skynet? Hello!

Do we sleep?

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 1:51 AM

Philip...

Just WHAT are you doing up at 4:45am?

I'm 49...thats what old men do...they eat at 6:30, watch 2 hours of the "Matlock" marathon....and then hit the sack at 9:00 so they can be up at 4am....

 

But what's your excuse? Are you a forum junkie?

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 2:03 AM

Robert Pavich:
But what's your excuse? Are you a forum junkie?

Printing bulletins :-)

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Randall Hartman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 2:15 AM

Printing bulletins?  Wow.  Must've been a tough week.

This is my last day of a 2 week vacation.  Yet, sleep still eludes this 56 year old man.  BTW, I how fortuitous for me that I began vacation about one week after L4 rolled out.  I've been doing my best to learn it udring these past 2 weeks.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2009 12:13 PM

Robert Pavich:

Has NOBODY seen "The Terminator"...Skynet? Hello!

...or "The Eraser" ?  See http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-loses-sidekick-users-personal-data-427

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gili sethi | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 5 2010 3:24 AM

I am happy to see some more competition in the OS industry. I want to see the end of  monopolistic nature of the desktop OS nightmares. If chrome OS is as fast as Google Chrome, then it will definitely get a place on my PC. Keep it up Google!

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