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#16 Frylock86

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 15:45

I also expect MS will have a mode in Windows8 that ties it up to all their Live services as well so in the end you could turn it into something like chromeOS I bet, that's what I'm waiting for them to do anyways.


Same here. You'll get the best of both worlds. Offline storage FTW.


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Posted 27 November 2010 - 15:47

Hopefully this puts Google out of businness not sys admins.


Seems as if the industry is trying to push them out. Cloud computing, hosted services, Chrome OS. If somehow someway they become the norm, then IT as we know it will be quite different.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 15:51

I agree! I totally agree! My dad's company will be able to jump right in. I'm so sick of Windows having a proper support for AutoCAD and Microstation. Stupiiiiiiid. Why can't we just use Google Chrome to get all that work done with the browser? Well now with Chrome OS we can!

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Whatever, I need to study math... :(

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 15:52

I have to just LoL. Yea shure 60% switches immediatly for an OS thts only incarnation is a cell phone, yea that will work out alright.

Also the updates for Chrome OS are the same as Windows, they will still need Sys admins to roll them out after testing, cause im shure they will just love being down for days or months if they get an update that one of there programs hose up.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 15:56

Chrome OS? This is a joke right? Hahahahahahahaha

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:02

Seems as if the industry is trying to push them out. Cloud computing, hosted services, Chrome OS. If somehow someway they become the norm, then IT as we know it will be quite different.


Yea Google will be the IT, for a subscription fee.

In the back of my mind i have a feeling that when Google launches their OS officially, people will use it, realize just how limited it is, and Google may not be able to handle the backlash.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:09

2011 is the year of Linux!!!




Again.

#23 ZakO

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:10

Pink fluffy unicorns could take over the world tomorrow.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:13

Even Microsoft will use it...

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:13

I admit I am not keen on the idea of no local storage. Perhaps Google will back off from that. But look how fast Android has dominated the phone market in such a short time. That actually does have local storage.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:15

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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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:16

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.

#28 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:20

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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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:24

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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Posted 27 November 2010 - 16:24

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: