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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Not my data...
by aking469 on Fri 20th Nov 2009 16:29 UTC
aking469
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2006-01-16

I'm not sure why so many of the computer/OS experts are so excited about "cloud" computing. Aren't these the same folks that fuss about security? What is less secure that trusting someone else with your data? Data that you cannot access without the internet. This is crazy. I don't trust MS, Apple, nor Google with my data, why should I? I have been to quite a few places where the net isn't accessible, what do ya do then? I'm not sure I'd trust a company with my data that can't seem to "search" w/o ensuring certain companies always popup in the results. I was hoping that Google would be a real player in the OS world...how sad, nearly as bad as their browser....which isn't as bad as IE, but still pretty horrible. Geez!

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RE: Not my data...
by vivainio on Fri 20th Nov 2009 16:53 in reply to "Not my data..."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I'm not sure why so many of the computer/OS experts are so excited about "cloud" computing. Aren't these the same folks that fuss about security? What is less secure that trusting someone else with your data?


Someone breaking into your computer and stealing your data is an embarrassment/setback to you and/or your company. Someone breaking into google datacenter is a cataclysmic disaster for a multibillion dollar company.

Guess which one gets secured better?

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That's what bitlocker is for
by nt_jerkface on Sat 21st Nov 2009 06:07 in reply to "RE: Not my data..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

or truecrypt if your version of Windows doesn't come with it.

Edited 2009-11-21 06:08 UTC

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