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jwellsy
Google is expanding their Chrome browser into an operating system. They will probably distribute it on little netbooks first then move into desktops. I wish them well. I love to see the MS competition. Maybe this will help drive down the cost of windows OS's.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/07/08/google-operating-system236.html
brokenadvice
Yeah... no. I am already drinking too much Google Kool-Aid™. I just can't bear having Google know all of my intimate secrets. I just imagine Google suggest being like clippy: It looks like you are writing a resignation letter. Would you like Google to find you a new job? It looks like you are about to cheat on your girlfriend, would you like Chrome to tell your wife you are at the mall, and order a shirt off of Google Checkout? I don't know, it just seems like at some point Google is going to pull back the white curtain and reveal it's less honorable intentions.
Bannik
I sorta like this, sure google may be a bit of indetity thieves but they dont steal credit details etc most of what they gather is used for advertisement...so the only people who should be afraid are the ones who search for kiddy porn and everything else illegal...other then that i couldnt care less....

also with googles brand the os or the free os could open the worlds eyes too the whole new market of linux, think about it everyone would be searching more about it etc....looking for other linuxes.

plus it has a lot of money so it can actually make a user friendly linux os (no offense ubuntu you are awesome but you need a rocket scientist too run you, sorta)

and recently it was announced which companies it was working with

Acer, Asus, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Toshiba

"The Chrome OS will be designed to work with Intel chips"

and it working with adobe too make a use of the air technology and flash....awesome

remember this pc will focus on the internet generation, the net use is immense even bigger then gaming and software market....everyone does it even old grannies (my dad 52 and does use the net but nothing else, cant even type the keyboard properly, says machines are too stupid, old skool!!)

it would be awesome too see what they come up with and remember their soft is going to be like a linux and available too public for free download and use.

if i get a internet focused pc for free then i dont care if i get 1 or 2 popups every website hit or if google collects my search results like "rabbit humps pillow" let they use it.....i like pillows and rabbits so any spam is ok with that info.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8141964.stm
snowboardalliance
It probably won't be worth replacing your OS for, but it will be great on netbooks and small devices to run a Google version of Linux
shark123
Will it be free? I mean Chrome OS.
deanhills
shark123 wrote:
Will it be free? I mean Chrome OS.
Yes. As far as I can see it is free. There is a download at the URL below. Perhaps good to read the review that goes with it first:
http://download.cnet.com/Google-Chrome/3000-2356_4-10881381.html
jackill
It's browser, not OS, in this link, You gave.
jmlworld
jackill wrote:
It's browser, not OS, in this link, You gave.


Yea, when I first clicked on that link I thought I am few minutes away having another impressive Google product (now OS), but its old Google Chrome (the browser).

I think there is no link for the OS download, since its not yet completed.

The Google OS will be free, I read it somewhere.
weableandbob
Looks good, I might try it when it comes out, although I doubt It'll replace windows just because windows can run so many more games.
deanhills
jackill wrote:
It's browser, not OS, in this link, You gave.
Right. I only realized it afterwards. Do you know when Google will release its new Operating Software and will they be charging for it, or will it be free?
Da Rossa
Quote:
It looks like you are writing a resignation letter. Would you like Google to find you a new job? It looks like you are about to cheat on your girlfriend, would you like Chrome to tell your wife you are at the mall, and order a shirt off of Google Checkout?


As far as you're not kidding, this Google-privacy-paranoia is ridiculous. I'm sorry.

What I think: the more OSes' made by competent companies around, the better for us. God bless the competition!
shenyl
I am interested for an alternative OS, but is it out yet?

I have hear rumours that some have already downloaded and installed the Chrome OS.

Is these jokes, or misunderstanding a browser as OS, or it is hidden somewhere I did not managed to hyperlink to yet?

Hope to get some answers.
jmlworld
shenyl wrote:
I am interested for an alternative OS, but is it out yet?

I have hear rumours that some have already downloaded and installed the Chrome OS.

Is these jokes, or misunderstanding a browser as OS, or it is hidden somewhere I did not managed to hyperlink to yet?

Hope to get some answers.


Sheny, I would also give a test and eventually would switch to the new Google O/S. I am already running Chrome (the browser), and unless Firefox was there, I would make it my primary choice browser.

I also thought first that it was a rumor, but, I read it somewhere (forgot the link) that its true that O/S is coming soon as stable, but it is currently in early development phases and soon it will hit the Internet as beta version.

But, there are many guys using it out there. I don't know how they found it.

I wish Google will release many apps including clones of all Adobe products.

Quote:
God bless the competition!


Da Rossa, thanks for the wisdom above.
deanhills
jwellsy wrote:
Google is expanding their Chrome browser into an operating system. They will probably distribute it on little netbooks first then move into desktops. I wish them well. I love to see the MS competition. Maybe this will help drive down the cost of windows OS's.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/07/08/google-operating-system236.html
Do you know whether it will be for free? Think I would love that, as possibly Microsoft will have to make theirs free as well?
shenyl
Based on Google tradition - it should be free.

Google's map, Google's Picasa3, others are all free.

The business model is unlike Microsoft, and Microsoft is beginning to realise that the business model of Google is better than theirs - see the fierce battle for the Internet search engine which Microsoft is trying.

In years to come, the real marketplace will be the virtual domain of the Internet, and the services on the Internet will be the tools for branding (e.g. Google is now a word in the UK dictionary, a name people associate with the Internet), advertising, etc.

I do hope Microsoft have the courage to take this path, and we may really see more free stuff from them. MS has a fair bits of freeware (of course with ulterior motives).
Their MS SQL server (freeware version), Virtual PC (emulation of other OS), their dis-continued WinNT, Visual Studio.NET (free edition).

So to give them the credit - they too have force the competitors like Oracle, Sun, to give freeware too.

Yap, it seem the business model of the real world is changing thanks to the business model of the virtual world. But do care for the reality of the Spiritual world, which can be more real than any of these worlds we are seeing.

With best regards.
jmlworld
deanhills wrote:
jwellsy wrote:
Google is expanding their Chrome browser into an operating system. They will probably distribute it on little netbooks first then move into desktops. I wish them well. I love to see the MS competition. Maybe this will help drive down the cost of windows OS's.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/07/08/google-operating-system236.html
Do you know whether it will be for free? Think I would love that, as possibly Microsoft will have to make theirs free as well?


Having seen Andoraid, the mobile OS, the Google new O/S will be free, and also as I heard, it will come with cool built-in features including office programs and many other features!

I think that its impossible for Microsoft to release their applications for free though. They believe huge sum can solve the problem.
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