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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RE: Laptop looks like a Blackbook
by Neolander on Wed 8th Dec 2010 09:04 UTC in reply to "Laptop looks like a Blackbook"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

It's also kind of funny to me that with all this Tablet craze, a laptop is getting a lot of press. Anyway, hope it all goes well.

Once people stop playing videos and browsing news websites and want to do some actual work, laptops are still the way to go by far ;)

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areks Member since:
2008-11-10

Once people (...) want to do some actual work


And you think majority of people are looking to do some work on computer at home... you are very optimistic person.

I don't see the point of it. Another OS for PC, and second OS from same company...

I see some similarity with other Google project:
"What if we will reinvent e-mail..." - we close this project after half a year.
"What if we will reinvent PC OS" - we close project after... we will see, but it will die - I hope soon, so they concentrate on Android.

Yes, people will always need PC (laptop or workstation) but people are happy with Win, Mac and Linux. You must be more innovating then removing "Caps Lock" to introduce new OS.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

And you think majority of people are looking to do some work on computer at home... you are very optimistic person.

Maybe, but I really do think that people would miss the creative aspect of computing. There are so many things which required expensive hardware or hours of work in the past and can be done quickly with software costing around a hundred dollars now... I have a hard time imagining that people would be ready to give up on that now.

Apart from that, I agree with you : chromeOS sounds just too unambitious to be worth making the switch for its targeted audience. Web-based services are just too inferior to desktop applications now, even if they could reach minimal feature parity with them later.

If I buy one of these Windows 7 netbook, I get a web browser AND a real operating system underneath. I don't think that the improved security alone can compensate for this basic observation.

Oh, and caps lock sucks, too.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

You must be more innovating then removing "Caps Lock" to introduce new OS.


And also, an OS is a collection of software that actually does something, not just runs a damn browser.

The Internet is a damn network and the web is fcking platform, they are not meant to replace computers and operating systems.

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