Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Jan 2009 22:06 UTC
Google Netbooks run either Windows or Linux, and both are readily available in shops all over the world. The Linux variants chosen by several netbook manufacturers are usually derived from desktop distributions, and obviously, Windows is a desktop operating system as well. However, netbooks have small displays, and both Windows and GNOME/KDE and some of their applications aren't always suited well for such an environment. Enter Android, Google's Linux-based phone operating system. It is suggested that Android-based netbooks will appear on the market in 2010, maybe even sooner.
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vames
Member since:
2009-01-04

Are you even reading what you are saying before you force out unto the world? If you do not like the fact that Google are taking information to make your search queries in Google Search better, turn it off and shut up. If you do not like that Google takes info when using Google Desktop then that is no ones fault but yours, there is an option to accept or not accept this when first installing Google Desktop, if you made a mistake then go into the settings and turn it off.

Everyone criticize Google on how they handle privacy and are mostly unaware that the option is there to turn it off, instead they like yourself blabber on the internet like blind duck. For the record, your privacy only stays on the Google servers for a maximum of 3 or 6 months before they are completely deleted.

People like yourself should probably go ahead and start a damn religion on privacy or something.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

To add to this (aimed at centos_user)...
If you don't want to use Gmail, don't. If you don't want your messages archived, either turn this off or go delete them every once in a while--you can actually do that, you know, surprise surprise. If you don't want your email out there, or in anyones hands but your own, run your own email server. No matter what webmail service you use, or even ISP mail service, your information is going to be used by that company, period. Don't like it? Get a spare computer, put your favorite os on it, and get that server running.
In fact, let's make this simple. To sum it all up, for complete privacy, here's what you do. Close all bank accounts and credit cards, disconnect your internet service, drop your phone service, board up your windows and doors, and enjoy yourself. Concessions to privacy are inevitable, and not just on the internet. Accept this, or go live in isolation.

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