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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Slowly buy surely
by Yamin on Mon 27th Mar 2006 23:36 UTC
Yamin
Member since:
2006-01-10

It might happen slowly but surely. I used to use local email clients (thunderbird... now i just use the online ones like gmail or hotmail). I can access it from anywhere, and I somehow trust gmail or microsoft to backup my data much more than myself. I'm a bit concerned about security. Privacy, not so much. Anything private, I either don't upload or encrypt the file first.

But something like a real google filesystem would be a good idea. It would mirror your local directory just as people synch usb drives with their harddrive. Personally I'm tired of emailing myself countless files. From there, they could easily have some simple editors/players. They might not be as 'good' as your desktop ones, but they will do 90% of the time.

I'm just waiting for it ;)

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RE: Slowly buy surely
by Tuishimi on Tue 28th Mar 2006 17:09 in reply to "Slowly buy surely"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Yahoo and gmail... I actually use Yahoo as a sort of repository for important, but non-personal items that I want to keep as a sort of backup in case I loose my hard drive[s]. But online mail is sooooooo slow even with high speed internet. I prefer the crisp responsiveness of a local app.

I don't see my usage changing in the near future, but it is also very useful to be able to send/receive email from anyone's computer, wherever you can find one, or a PDA or whatever.

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