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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RE: Anyone have a problem with...
by Kalessin on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:01 UTC in reply to "Anyone have a problem with..."
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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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