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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RE[2]: Don't need Google for this
by mbreese on Mon 27th Mar 2006 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't need Google for this"
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Video is a silly argument. You still have to get the pixels pushed over the network to you somehow...

The only thing that having Google download the video would do is change which is the weakest link inthe network. So, instead of getting that 500MB video from a remote server, you are getting it from Google. This means that your connection to Google is now the weakest network link (the only point actually).

This may speed up your video download a bit, but it wouldn't be instantaneous, and you'd completely lose the decentralized aspects of the internet. Thus creating a single point of convergence (obviously it would be geographically distributed, but still consolidated). When everyone is running their GoogleOS, and if it works as you'd suggest, can you imagine the network congestion on Google's side? Everyone would be attempting to receive more data from Google and less from everywhere else, which is not a good thing.

The problem is, the screen and speakers are still on your desk, not Google's.

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