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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MP3s
by jonathane on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:18 UTC
jonathane
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2009-05-31

I wonder what Google's solution will be for music libraries. Evidently, anyone with more than a middling music collection will need some local storage.

Also, I assume there will be copies of needed documents, etc. kept in cache for when working offline.

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RE: MP3s
by sbergman27 on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:30 in reply to "MP3s"
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2005-07-24

I wonder what Google's solution will be for music libraries. Evidently, anyone with more than a middling music collection will need some local storage.

Oh, yeah. They were careful to point out that you could use it as a sort of oversized iPod.

Also, I assume there will be copies of needed documents, etc. kept in cache for when working offline.

Cached documents? For use by... offline web-apps? Nope. Your data lives at someone else's datacenter. And what good would having the data do you without the applications... which also live at someone else's datacenter?

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RE[2]: MP3s
by Delgarde on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:43 in reply to "RE: MP3s"
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2008-08-19

Cached documents? For use by... offline web-apps? Nope. Your data lives at someone else's datacenter. And what good would having the data do you without the applications... which also live at someone else's datacenter?


You need to do a little research, methinks. It's possible today to support offline web apps, and local storage of data. Funny enough, Google have done much of the work around that area... almost as if they thought it might be useful for a browser-based OS...

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RE[2]: MP3s
by jonathane on Thu 19th Nov 2009 22:06 in reply to "RE: MP3s"
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2009-05-31


Cached documents? For use by... offline web-apps? Nope. Your data lives at someone else's datacenter. And what good would having the data do you without the applications... which also live at someone else's datacenter?


There's already Google Gears... I assume its functionality will increase before Chrome OS makes its official debut.

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RE[2]: MP3s
by alucinor on Thu 19th Nov 2009 22:22 in reply to "RE: MP3s"
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2006-01-06

I wonder if the RIAA would accuse you of unlawful distribution via upload when your music collection syncs with the Google servers, lol.

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