Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:30 UTC
Google Phil Sim, a professional with technology editor journalist background, has written three interesting blog posts recently, discussing the much-rumored Google OS (1, 2, 3). He speculates that all user's data will be stored online on Google's servers and so one's desktop and files can be retrieved exactly as left by any other PC station, anywhere in the world, by simply using his Gmail credentials. It's like having your OS on a usb key with you at all times, only, without the usb key...
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Better Increase Service Quality
by gary1979 on Mon 27th Mar 2006 20:03 UTC
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2006-01-31

Okay, I must admit that I have not yet read the blog posts, but I will get on it as soon as I finish the post.

I think Google has a lot of work to do regarding the feasibility of a project such as this. The following post from Ian Murdock's website shows one of many problems. http://ianmurdock.com/?p=313#comments News.com also has run stories about people not being able to access their Gmail account for up to two days. Right now, I currently have some very important information on Gmail, and I can't get my personal computer connected to the net (living in rural France), and rely on those at the schools in which I work/live for internet access.

The following quote is taken from the Gmail Terms of Service, "Google may at any time and for any reason terminate the Services, terminate this Agreement, or suspend or terminate your account." Here is the service agreement: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/terms_of_use.html

I think that Google has some wrinkles to iron out before something like this could be successful. And now to read the articles...

Edited 2006-03-27 20:19

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