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    See, now I in my arsey way was about to say, "Oh for goodness sake, enough with the Chrome OS already!" (Yes, I became Jewish overnight as well). And then I watched this video and I thought, "Oh yeah - good point. Cool!"
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    Here is another interesting one !!!! Very graphic & easy to watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ57xzo287U

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    Luc, that was 1 of the same videoes as on my link

    I would 'never' run it myself, but I don't have a notebook either. And I think its a big problem that it only will run on notebook/pc's with SSD not standard harddrives. That said, I think it seems as they really have made much thought about it and the idear looks cool and makes sence.. But getting users to run it seems as a hard job.

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    @Benny I guess I got carried away a bit

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    Do you realise that if Chrome OS works like this, and works well, then soon we'll all have instant-boot machines and won't need Windows/Linux at all? It makes a lot of sense, and I for one won't miss the 30 second wait while my laptop fires up.

    Micro$oft should be frightened - very frightened.
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    Michael have you checked out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFfl7AjNfI he talks about 1 sec. bootime, it seems to me however its more like 4 secs, but still pretty damn fast (expecially considering that it looks like a slow pc)

    My dear brother was 1 who I thought this might target, he's not much of a computer guy, but then I think: "Well he wants to play music from it and view movies from time to time, it doesnt seems as that is possible?" ?
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    Google held their developer and press event today to show off the upcoming Google Chrome operating system. The source code for Chrome OS is open source and available as of today, so theoretically, you can build your own Chrome OS. However, the actual release isn’t planned until late in 2010.

    Some takeaways from the live stream that I watched:


    Every application in Chrome OS will be a web-based application — there won’t be any local apps installed
    You can pin shortcuts to apps in the browser
    Fast boot times (under 7 seconds) will be partially due to the light environment, but also due to the requirement for Solid State Disk storage
    No mention of smartbooks; Chrome OS looks targeted solely for netbooks
    Support for X86 and ARM, so there’s still hope for smartbooks running Chrome OS
    All Google apps you see today will look and behave exactly the same in Chrome OS
    Android apps will not be compatible — remember, no local apps installed.
    Google will actually sell the netbook hardware work with partners on the hardware that runs the operating system
    Main use case for Chrome OS requires connectivity, such as Wi-Fi. Google is planning for 802.11n support
    Chrome OS devices aren’t intended to be your primary machine. Google assumes you have a second computer at home or work
    Google was coy on device pricing but said to expect prices that customers are used to today. I take that to be around $300 to $400
    Local user data is simply stored in a cache. The book of record for your data will be on Google’s servers
    You won’t need a Chrome OS machine to use it. Most all of the Chrome OS features will be baked into the Chrome browser.
    Interesting approach to security: “Chrome OS barely trusts itself. Every time you restart your computer the operating system verifies the integrity of its code. If your system has been compromised, it is designed to fix itself with a reboot.”
    There’s more info to digest, which I’ll be doing over the afternoon. Suffice it to say, Chrome OS isn’t an “operating system” by traditional standards. This is more of a paradigm shift to determine what an OS is and a way to get consumers more reliant on the web where possible. In some sense, I feel that this is more bare-bones than I wanted to see. But that feeling comes from how we’ve defined an operating system up to now. I’m planning to step back and re-think my point of view because I’ve always felt that I can live in a browser. I did it before for 60-days with a safety net — the question now is: can I do it without the net?

    Source: http://jkontherun.com/2009/11/19/wha...les-chrome-os/

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    hmm okay.. No local user data, that seems odd to me. I would have expected them to take advantage of google gears so that one could use the applications offline when you wasn't in the near of wifi.. That's a pretty damn big downside...!

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    1. The browser IS the OS: This is the fundamental tenant of Google Chrome OS. There is no installation of Firefox or IE – Chrome IS both the browser AND the OS.

    2. It’s designed to fix itself: Chrome OS really focuses on security. Applications run on Chrome OS are placed in their own “security sandboxes,” which is designed to prevent malware and virus attempts. Another cool feature is that Chrome OS verifies the integrity of its code and, if it finds that it is compromised, reboots and fixes itself.

    3. All apps are web apps, no installations: Speaking of apps, there will be no installation of apps. No Microsoft Office, Adobe AIR, TweetDeck, or Digsby. This also means no installations. Even Android apps won’t run on Chrome OS.

    4. Chrome OS doesn’t support drivers and will not run on your laptop: The Google operating system won’t be running on your Dell or Macbook anytime soon – it only works with solid-state hard drives. It is meant for netbooks. Many hardware manufacturers are going to have to tweak their netbook designs to support Chrome OS. In the future though, Chrome OS could evolve to support drivers. Today, they said it will handle printing, for example, based on some “innovative technique.”

    5. Super-fast startup speeds: Google cares deeply about speed, and Chrome OS is a shining example. They took out anything they deemed “unnecessary” to speed up the boot-up. You can be browsing the web “in seconds.” In fact, they’re so obsessed with it that they’re asking the hardware manufacturers to use specific metals that make Chrome OS faster.

    Source: http://mashable.com/2009/11/19/chrome-os-differences/

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    I'm trying to boot the thing now, probatly hopeless :=)
    But in a few month some geeks surely will create a side project with lots of extra drivers.

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