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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That's it? Meh.
by BigDaddy on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:42 UTC
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I still can't get into netbooks and they have gone and gone three steps lower. I just cannot imagine ever wanting to use this. Maybe I am just too paranoid to have anything store online.

At least with a netbook, you can dump pictures on it when you are out shooting pictures. Or have a bunch of music when you are in a net deadzone. Hell, it'll be a paperweight in rural America.

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RE: That's it? Meh.
by Delgarde on Thu 19th Nov 2009 21:57 in reply to "That's it? Meh."
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I still can't get into netbooks.

Do you travel much? Because they're absolutely brilliant for tourists - compared to a regular laptop, they don't take up much space in a pack, nor add much weight. And yet they can still do almost anything a regular laptop can. I recently carried mine around South America for a couple of months, and it was perfect for email, for web browsing, for transferring photos off my camera, editing them, and posting them online.

Now, certainly they have downsides - a relatively small screen, and slow processor. But the processor is good enough for most purposes (and downright speedy compared to my parent's old laptop), and I consider the screen size a reasonable compromise to get something so practically portable...

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RE[2]: That's it? Meh.
by BigDaddy on Fri 20th Nov 2009 13:59 in reply to "RE: That's it? Meh."
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No, don't really travel much. I can see the benefit of a netbook, I just can't personally get into one.

Your example sounds like an itch that needed scratched. With this new OS, I just don't see the itch.

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