Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:44 UTC
Google Google held a Chrome event today, and the rumours had suggested we might see the launch of Chrome OS today. This turned out to be nonsense, and in all honesty, the entire event didn't really deliver much in the form of new information. The Chrome Web Store has been opened, and the first Chrome OS netbooks will arrive in the middle of 2011.
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just the first step
by Mr_P on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:12 UTC
Mr_P
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2010-12-07

This is just the first step. The next step is putting this into a phone. Then all you need is a dock for your keyboard/mouse/monitor. When you're out it's your phone, when you're in it's your PC. If it gets lost just reset your password and buy a new one. Life in the cloud. I believe we'll see this very concept before the end of the decade. Whether it takes off or not is another story.

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RE: just the first step
by Tony Swash on Wed 8th Dec 2010 11:52 in reply to "just the first step"
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2009-08-22

This is just the first step. The next step is putting this into a phone.


I think the next step would to release an actual working product and then sell it successfully.

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RE: just the first step
by Lennie on Sat 11th Dec 2010 12:21 in reply to "just the first step"
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2007-09-22

I won't be adopting it, if Google is the only cloud where I can store the data.

I'll only use it, if I can create my own private cloud based on an open source implementation (not sure if their is a "ChromiumOS")

But that private cloud still needs a lot more apps before it is ready for me.

First thing that I need is a much simpler server for running SkyWriter (webbased programmer editor):

https://mozillalabs.com/skywriter/

Edited 2010-12-11 12:24 UTC

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RE[2]: just the first step
by Lennie on Sat 11th Dec 2010 12:49 in reply to "RE: just the first step"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Just so you know, running a private cloud isn't anything as exotic as it sounds.

I already run my own Firefox Sync 'server'. It is just PHP/Apache server in my home which is regularly backed up, accessible from the internet. Firefox Sync uses https, http-authentication and encrypts the data before storing it on the server.

You could run the same on a $100 US "Wall wart" (read small, low power computer).

I'm fairly certain ChromeOS isn't all that much more exciting. You only need a way to be able to point it to some other server.

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