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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Comment by Elnahir
by Elnahir on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:48 UTC
Elnahir
Member since:
2009-02-02

This mass-oriented attitude is kind of pissing me off. It's clear that Google wants to run/supply/know everything, but ..meh, it's just annoying.

Also, I don't think I'll ever use a machine which I can't customize significantly, and I'm not talking about themes, personas or whatever.

This whole Chrome OS preview looks pretty limiting to me. I'm curious whether or not other people think that way.

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I'm kind of interested
by RichterKuato on Wed 8th Dec 2010 05:17 in reply to "Comment by Elnahir"
RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

I like the concept of being able to instantly browse the internet since that's mostly what I use my computer for. I just don't want to have to login into a online account just to use bookmarks/history/password manager etc.

I'm looking to toss my PC out in favor of one these new fangled tablets. I'm just waiting for someone other than Apple to come out with something acceptable. I've lost all hope in Nokia, I'm thinking maybe HP (WebOS), or a Android 3 device.

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RE: I'm kind of interested
by Lunitik on Fri 10th Dec 2010 03:30 in reply to "I'm kind of interested"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Technically, passwords are stored locally, you just need an internet account to initially set up the device. It is encrypted, however, via ecryptfs.

Couple this with HTML5 api's relating to offline browsing, and local storage etc, and it becomes fair simply to envision most every task being viable using only the browser.

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RE: Comment by Elnahir
by jbauer on Wed 8th Dec 2010 11:32 in reply to "Comment by Elnahir"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

This whole Chrome OS preview looks pretty limiting to me. I'm curious whether or not other people think that way.


If it has a real keyboard and a real screen, I expect it to run a real OS. That sums it up for me. And also, most real operating systems have this thing, you know, a web browser I think it's called, that lets you access the cloud or whatever the buzzword is these days.

Edited 2010-12-08 11:33 UTC

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