Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:44 UTC
Google Google held a Chrome event today, and the rumours had suggested we might see the launch of Chrome OS today. This turned out to be nonsense, and in all honesty, the entire event didn't really deliver much in the form of new information. The Chrome Web Store has been opened, and the first Chrome OS netbooks will arrive in the middle of 2011.
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Neolander
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2010-03-08

And you think majority of people are looking to do some work on computer at home... you are very optimistic person.

Maybe, but I really do think that people would miss the creative aspect of computing. There are so many things which required expensive hardware or hours of work in the past and can be done quickly with software costing around a hundred dollars now... I have a hard time imagining that people would be ready to give up on that now.

Apart from that, I agree with you : chromeOS sounds just too unambitious to be worth making the switch for its targeted audience. Web-based services are just too inferior to desktop applications now, even if they could reach minimal feature parity with them later.

If I buy one of these Windows 7 netbook, I get a web browser AND a real operating system underneath. I don't think that the improved security alone can compensate for this basic observation.

Oh, and caps lock sucks, too.

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