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]: Let's not discuss this
by paul.michael.bauer on Mon 27th Mar 2006 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Let's not discuss this"
paul.michael.bauer
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2005-07-06

...don't forget Ajax. You don't have to wait for applications to launch anymore

Nope. Whether your app is a binary or bunches of JavaScripts in a browser, the app still needs to load and initialize.

In fact, the initializing of a comparable AJAX app (word processor) takes ages more time to load and resources to run than a native app.

I'm beginning to hate AJAX just because everyone is treating it like the solution to world hunger.

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RE[3]: Let's not discuss this
by Tuishimi on Tue 28th Mar 2006 16:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Let's not discuss this"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Reminds me of DECs XTerminals. They were simple computers that only ran X Windows and you ran all the applications from servers. Slow. And you are right, took apps a lot longer to load.

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