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60% of businesses could dump Windows for Chrome OS

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I hear for years that "this is the linux year" and yet linux still 1% of all system out there. Who give a **** about Chrome OS? Piece of crap.

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I hear for years that "this is the linux year" and yet linux still 1% of all system out there. Who give a **** about Chrome OS? Piece of crap.

They can't even make their own OS, they have to use Linux as a base. As that never took off this won't either.

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They can't even make their own OS, they have to use Linux as a base. As that never took off this won't either.

Agreed, i just see Chrome OS as just another Distro

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Really ZDNet? While it would be nice to have something so simple in terms of an OS from an end user standpoint, I just don't see anything happening like this for quite some time.

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They can't even make their own OS, they have to use Linux as a base. As that never took off this won't either.

Actually Linux is the base of Android OS as well. It's running my smartphone and lots of others. What Google does with Linux is change it a bit here and there, brand it with a name most people still seem to trust, and use its corporate muscle to get it onto devices (just as Microsoft has been doing with Windows and OEMs forever).

What's important for anything taking off is if you can bully, bribe or otherwise convince OEMs to use it. This was always a key element in Microsoft's success, and it seems as if Google is doing the same. :sleep:

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They can't even make their own OS, they have to use Linux as a base. As that never took off this won't either.

Yeah.. just like Android. Another Google concoction based on Linux which hasn't taken off. Oh, wait....

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I think Google is a little out of touch: "Computers running Chrome OS will start in seconds, not minutes, and then users will see a browser through which applications and data can be used. "

Uh, what? What modern PC boots in minutes still? Maybe a few ancient XP machines, but that's about it.

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I think Google is a little out of touch: "Computers running Chrome OS will start in seconds, not minutes, and then users will see a browser through which applications and data can be used. "

Uh, what? What modern PC boots in minutes still? Maybe a few ancient XP machines, but that's about it.

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Win 7 + SSD < 20 seconds boot now. not to mention, Windows 8 would look to reduce this time and integrate cloud in windows. starting with syncing %appdata% and my documents folder. essentially killing 2 main advantages Chrome OS can have. with Android gaining on tablet i dont see Chrome OS making it their either.. On, the business side of things. Google Apps + Docs + Gmail aren't comparable to MS Office + Outlook. small business are probably going to use google apps name just to get a discount from MS, if anything.

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Android is not a Google creation...

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BHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!

I love articles like this.

So delusional. It makes me :rofl:

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Yes, 60% of businesses could replace their inventory system with... ... .... ...?

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I call bullcrap.

Most businesses won't even upgrade their version of Internet Explorer, so there's no chance in hell 60% of them are going to dump their entire OS and hence network structure/sharing settings/software licences. Someone was high when they came up with that figure.

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Win 7 + SSD < 20 seconds boot now. not to mention, Windows 8 would look to reduce this time and integrate cloud in windows. starting with syncing %appdata% and my documents folder. essentially killing 2 main advantages Chrome OS can have. with Android gaining on tablet i dont see Chrome OS making it their either.. On, the business side of things. Google Apps + Docs + Gmail aren't comparable to MS Office + Outlook. small business are probably going to use google apps name just to get a discount from MS, if anything.

Very true. The claim that Chrome OS boots up in seconds is not true at all. SSD is what makes it fast as it would for Windows and Macs and Linux. Chrome OS took about 40 seconds to load on my VM with 512MB memory and a 1GHz processor the last time I tried it.

I love the architecture of the Chrome OS, however, which is not complex like the other mainstream power OSes. Updates from Google will be silent like they are with the Chrome browser so system admin jobs would plunge if businesses go the web browser route and start storing stuff on Google servers instead of their own servers. Hell I would not work for a company that stores stuff on externally owned servers.

It is Google that I do not like. They already store a lot of information about us on their servers which they won't let us delete by ourselves. I don't wish to see them encroaching over people's personal lives too. I hope the ChromeOS would not catch on, but I am afraid it's going to be a hit mainly because it's going to be free. By the time Chrome OS gains any traction, I think Windows 8 would be out as well. It will be an interesting time for Microsoft when they go head to head with Google to save their cash cow.

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Very true. The claim that Chrome OS boots up in seconds is not true at all. SSD is what makes it fast as it would for Windows and Macs and Linux.

I love the architecture of the Chrome OS, however, which is not complex like the other mainstream power OSes. Update from Google will be silent like they are with the Chrome browser.

It is Google that I do not like. They already store a lot of information about us on their servers which they won't let us delete by ourselves. I don't wish to see them encroaching over people's personal lives too. I hope the ChromeOS would not catch on, but I am afraid it's going to be a hit mainly because it's going to be free.

Linux is free too. That hasn't driven people to it.

Same thing with ChromeOS, it'll be free, but the hardware it'll be tied to won't be.

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Very true. The claim that Chrome OS boots up in seconds is not true at all. SSD is what makes it fast as it would for Windows and Macs and Linux.

I love the architecture of the Chrome OS, however, which is not complex like the other mainstream power OSes. Update from Google will be silent like they are with the Chrome browser.

It is Google that I do not like. They already store a lot of information about us on their servers which they won't let us delete by ourselves. I don't wish to see them encroaching over people's personal lives too. I hope the ChromeOS would not catch on, but I am afraid it's going to be a hit mainly because it's going to be free.

As a sys admin I want to know of every update, what it does and have the ability to block them. I don't like google either and wouldn't trust any of my info to them annd especially not the info of the council I work for.

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As a sys admin I want to know of every update, what it does and have the ability to block them. I don't like google either and wouldn't trust any of my info to them annd especially not the info of the council I work for.

Google hopes you get fired. :rolleyes:

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I doubt it, alot of business require programs in the Adobe suite and such.

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"Could" is not the same as "would" or even "should". Article is nonsense.

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Android is not a Google creation...

And? MD-DOS wasn't a Microsoft creation.

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60% is way too much. I can see it being used in businesses like Starbucks or Indigo (books). I can't see it being used in a corporate environment.

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I think Google is a little out of touch: "Computers running Chrome OS will start in seconds, not minutes, and then users will see a browser through which applications and data can be used. "

Uh, what? What modern PC boots in minutes still? Maybe a few ancient XP machines, but that's about it.

You can say that again!

I have an older computer (not that old though... 3.2GHz Intel Pentium w/HT, 2.5GB RAM)... I usually don't turn my computer off, I just have it sleep since W7 wakes up almost instantaneously, but another is because it just takes to long otherwise. A couple days ago someone turned it off... It took like 15 seconds. Lol.

Anyways, Chrome OS better not take anywhere near 15 seconds to boot up, ITS JUST A DANG BROWSER! :rofl:

Oh, and when I first saw this topic, I was saying "WHAT?!?" then I read it closer and saw "could." As others have said, this number is way to high. There are too many businesses that use real applications, applications that can't be ran by a browser right. Heck, there are still a ton of features in Microsoft Office that aren't in Google Docs or Office Web Apps.

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What a joke, this delusional article shouldn't even be posted, even if it proves to be so popular it still aint going to grow in the corporate environment that fast. Corporates have long term contracts and so on, they can't just drop everything and install Chrome, beside all the training it takes to teach employees how to use the god damn Chroshme and so on.

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LOL... that's pretty unrealistic at best.

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