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[3]: Don't need Google for this
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Mar 2006 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't need Google for this"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

"And if this same video is on Google's cache, a downloading of a 500 MB video on your G:Drive, will be INSTANTANEOUS."

That's because you're not downloading anything to your "g: drive". In order to actaully WATCH or DO anything with the video the same 500Mb still need to be moved to your local machine, wether it be by streaming or download. There's no real difference, all you have accomplished is changing the bottleneck from being between you and the video file provider to you and Google. Wether this is better or not depends on where you are, your ISP, the internet between you and Google etc etc. Nothing has actually been gained.

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