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