Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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by sc3252 on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:53 UTC
sc3252
Member since:
2005-09-06

Storing everything on the Internet? I mean how can I trust Google, or anyone to keep my files safe. I know the web generation doesn't care about this, but I certainly do, and I least of all don't trust a corporation to keep my data private.

One thing that gets me is that most people have very slow upload, how could they benefit from something like this since it would take forever to upload anything. Its obvious what Google wants to do.. They want to charge you for storing all your crap on their servers either through ads or a monthly fee, either way it seems stupid to buy into a service that would be like that. The only way I would be willing to do this is if I could configure it to sync with my servers and not Googles.

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ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

Gee. You use a PC (or Mac) and think your data is private? who cares about your personal finance or video stash anyway. i much prefer handing my "so important" data to the safe hands of Google without thinking.

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sc3252 Member since:
2005-09-06

How about instead of releasing your data, they screw up and delete it or their servers crash like with the side kick. I would rather be responsible for my own data, and not have to worry about Google losing it.

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Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

I get irritated with how slow hard drives are when they're internal with SATA. Using external drives over USB is that much worse. Over the internet would be far worse than that. Yes, it would be nice not to have to worry about backups, and it would be nice to be able to get your data wherever you were, but the speeds would never be fast enough to be acceptable for me. Office documents might be okay, but multimedia stuff such as music and video? Forget it. The files are way to big.

If maintaining your data online didn't cost any more than a local hard drive, and the speed was at least as good as a local hard drive, then I might consider it. Since that obviously isn't happening (from a speed standpoint anyway, I have no idea about the cost), there's no way that I'd even consider it.

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