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Google From NYTimes: "In a post on its company blog, Google said the operating system would initially be aimed at netbooks, the compact, low-cost computers that have turned the PC world on its head. It said the open-source software, called Chrome OS, would be available in the second half of next year. Read more for a quick observation on the announcement.
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RE[2]: What's the appeal?
by Kroc on Wed 8th Jul 2009 07:20 UTC in reply to "RE: What's the appeal?"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

You have to load the web app to begin with before it can go offline, and there’s only so much it can do offline before it needs an online resource.

How are they going to deal with ISPs in the UK, some of which don’t even support Linux to install the broadband hardware.

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RE[3]: What's the appeal?
by Adurbe on Wed 8th Jul 2009 08:33 in reply to "RE[2]: What's the appeal?"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Virgin Media are getting uppety about BBC iPlayer bandwidth usage.

Imagine a whole OS!

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RE[4]: What's the appeal?
by liber on Wed 8th Jul 2009 14:16 in reply to "RE[3]: What's the appeal?"
liber Member since:
2008-10-26

Video is Bandwidth intensive. HTML and javascript is not.

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RE[4]: What's the appeal?
by memson on Wed 8th Jul 2009 14:34 in reply to "RE[3]: What's the appeal?"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Virgin Media are getting uppety about BBC iPlayer bandwidth usage.


Of course they are, because it is included as part of their IPTV cable package *for free*. Why would they want people eating up the consumer bandwidth with it *just* to watch it on a computer? Makes no sense... lol. They want Cable subscribers not "bandwidth hogs", obviously.

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