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    Default The BEST video about Chrome OS

    I do not know if this one has been posted before, but to me, it is the best Chrome OS demo video available to date:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANMrzw7JFzA


    In one word: WOW

    Keep in mind that Google is still one year from "Launch"
    That they have asked help from all open source programmers

    I love the concept
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    Just a thought, but as most sources are saying that Chrome OS won't be available for download and use instead of another OS, is there much point in posting about it? It sounds like it's only going to be available on new machines like little 'net-books', and will only be any good to those who are Google addicts. In other words, it's of no use to most of us, and will only serve to force people into using Google apps, and no doubt seeing tons of Google advertising.

    I have to say that my disgust with scatter-gun advertising, ie., web page spamming, is fast turning into disgust with Google, who are the main promoter of it. They make billions, while advertisers (in the main) make pennies. And it all hogs bandwidth and wastes Internet resources.

    Funny how Google are promoting themselves as the 'good guys', provider of cool new tools and apps, when in fact they are the number one company responsible for making a mess of the Internet. I do wish people would stop kissing up to them and get real.
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    Well, some thoughts then: (mine)

    1. Chrome OS is about Chrome because it is Chrome
    2. The evolution of Chrome OS will influence Chrome a lot, application tabs, panels, etc...
    3. The approach of Chrome OS will ignite a lot more Web applications (Docs, Agenda, etc..)
    4. When Google drive will be launched, the fact that you do not have local storage won't matter anymore.
    5. This concept goes far beyond Google, they are in fact the initiators but others will follow.
    6. Traditional software developers will launch application of their own (outside Google)example: Photoshop.com
    7. My daughter has a netbook, I just love the fact that I can access:
    --- my 1000+ documents on Google Docs
    --- my 5000+ pictures on Picasa
    --- my calendar
    --- my RSS feeds in Reader
    --- my 5000+ mails in GMail
    --- my own bookmarks in Chrome (synched)
    --- my personalized Maps
    --- my library in Google Books
    --- my movies on Youtube
    --- my search history & search trends
    --- my etc...

    Of course I access all of this on a netbook running XP but with all this data available in the cloud it prouves to me that the concept is interesting and that on a netbook I do not need XP but Chrome OS will be great.

    As I said before others will follow, Microsoft also has an online version of Office already working.

    Concept wise I am interested to see where this goes...

    ...and yes I think I will keep posting about this in the section
    "Google Chrome Forums > Google Chrome OS > Chrome OS News"

    I have downloaded & tried Chrome OS running under VMware, I can assure you I am impressed already!

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    I've watched the entire video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JyFbF7QFlY and before watching it and from the start when google announced Google Chrome OS I wanted to have on my computer this OS.

    Now, after watching this video I don't want and I will never want to have Google Chrome OS on my computer. The main thing that I dislike (applies to Google Chrome browser) is auto-update without confirmation. I mean wtf?! I have control on my computer or google has control on my computer. So a big NO.

    There are a lot of things that I don't like on Chrome Browser and also Chrome OS so I'm sorry google but they must think first on the user side then on financial part if they want to have a market share.

    I must add that I spend more then 90% of the time on the web, I don't have wife/children's/girlfriend or something that can disturb me from what I do
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    My opinion on this is, is that it's made for people who are on the web 24/7 and don't use normal applications, but instead use web apps. Chrome OS is basically Google Chrome but with out an OS like xp or vista instead the browser is the OS, which is one way or another is dumb. The only way I'll use this is if I get an netbook. I actually like how Google Chrome and Chrome extensions update, it doesn't get in your way and sometimes, I don't even know it updates, because it doesn't require you to do anything, and it's not annoying and getting in your face, like in FF.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds View Post
    My opinion on this is, is that it's made for people who are on the web 24/7 and don't use normal applications, but instead use web apps. Chrome OS is basically Google Chrome but with out an OS like xp or vista instead the browser is the OS, which is one way or another is dumb. The only way I'll use this is if I get an netbook. I actually like how Google Chrome and Chrome extensions update, it doesn't get in your way and sometimes, I don't even know it updates, because it doesn't require you to do anything, and it's not annoying and getting in your face, like in FF.
    Chrome OS is meant to be used mostly on net-books. It appears you'll be able to use it only on some configurations as it use custom made firmware to run your hardware.

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    These spamming marketers have it sussed, don't they? Millions are moving onto net-books, and Chrome's a sure winner, so their next thoughts are a) give it a massive speed increase to increase sales, and b) stuff it into firmware so they control the whole shebang.

    They certainly won't be worrying about anyone trying to block their intrusive advertising on Chrome OS, because it'll be geared to throwing stuff in your face 24/7, and there'll be little you can do about it. Full marks to Google for more tools to turn people into sheeple.

    But for those who have damp pants over it already, don't be too excited. It will take years to convince companies to trust their valuable applications and data to cloud servers they don't control, and many will never move on to online applications except in the current sense, where they allow customers to connect to servers via the Internet. It'll only be good for excited consumers, and the first time Mr or Ms Netbook discover that they need their 'old' local PC do perform some crucial task, Chrome OS and the net-book will suddenly loose a handful of cool points.

    It's a shame, I think, that Google have really only created a new marketing tool (and one that's so limited that most of the world's online population who have serious/business requirements will never touch it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael3185 View Post
    ...They certainly won't be worrying about anyone trying to block their intrusive advertising on Chrome OS, because it'll be geared to throwing stuff in your face 24/7, and there'll be little you can do about it. Full marks to Google for more tools to turn people into sheeple.

    But for those who have damp pants over it already, don't be too excited. It will take years to convince companies to trust their valuable applications and data to cloud servers they don't control, and many will never move on to online applications except in the current sense, where they allow customers to connect to servers via the Internet. It'll only be good for excited consumers, and the first time Mr or Ms Netbook discover that they need their 'old' local PC do perform some crucial task, Chrome OS and the net-book will suddenly loose a handful of cool points.
    I don't know, I've been using Chrome for some time now and haven't see "intrusive advertising" thrown in my face from the browser itself.
    On other hand I'm ready to bet few beers that in a couple of years there will be most of the apps you are using frequently will be in the cloud. If you look around you'll be surprised how many of them are available even now.

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    @Michael:
    Why don't you just ignore these posts if they are spam to you?
    That is what I do with "themes" for Chrome, I am not interested so I do not post anymore...
    You write posts longer than anyone, just to tell you feel spammed... Why?
    Live and let live, no?

    somehow I feel I will have a veeeery looong response again

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    Perhaps I could have been a bit clearer about that. Chrome doesn't throw adverts in your face all the time, Google (and other companies) certainly do. The only way to stop it is to use Firefox and Adblock Plus, as the Gecko engine has 'content policy', or use a proxy application with Chrome or IE, etc. (There's a thread here about that).

    Google's life-blood is advertising. It didn't used to be, but it sure is now. Advertising is - to me and many others - intrusive, and certainly a waste of web bandwidth and resources. Yet I still hear people saying things like, "Chrome will be great when it has content policy", or, "When Adblock Plus works on Chrome I'll ditch Firefox". Oh please. As I said elsewhere, Google putting proper ad blocking into Chrome would be something like McDonald's joining PETA and campaigning to stop the killing of cows.

    In the above mentioned thread LucVN said , "Many people do not like that everything seems to go through Google.com now, i.e. the "big brother syndrome". I agree, and Chrome OS will make that not just worse, but permanent for machines running it. They'll effectively take away ad blocking by controlling the OS, not having proxy functions, and not putting content policy into their browser. Why does that not seem clear to people?

    As to apps being available in the cloud, sure they are, and I agree that cloud processing is the future of things. But only for those who play around on the web, and who don't have commercial interests or serious work which requires a good level of security. That description includes most companies, and I can tell you that I.T. companies I work for will never put their valuable data online where some cloud system has it floating around somewhere. I won't mention the industries, as you can probably think of ten different kinds within moments.

    The fact that many companies and individuals will continue to use current technology forms won't affect Google's plans, because enough people will get excited and buy machines which run Chrome OS. If you don't care about in-your-face advertising, or even like to click any damned thing people throw at you, then no problem. But if you don't like advertising - and the fact that the company controlling much of of it will stop you from removing it - then don't touch Chrome OS with a long stick.
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