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  1. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got Chrome OS to boot in less than 5 hours, oh hell yeah, sorry people moment of epicness right now.... anyways, do you guys think Chrome OS has any big chances of making it?
     

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  2. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    Definitely. Google already has a massive reputation and brand name. I think they could do fairly well in the OS market. I highly, highly doubt they will ever reach even close to Windows numbers but they could give the OS X a bit of a shove.
     
  3. bearsfan85

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    It will be the number one Net book os by next xmas. Also how did you do it, I had it booting up in a VC on my old laptop so it was slow and I kinda wanna test it out.
     
  4. Hangdog42

    Hangdog42 Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm having a hard time understanding the need for Chrome OS. I mean the thing is essentially a cut-down version of Linux with the Chrome browser. How is this better than slapping any other lightweight Linux distro on a computer?
     
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    Because it's a brand name that lot's of people are familiar with. That's about it really.
     
  6. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well yeah you guys are right there, i got it to boot looked at it for like 5min and went back to windows 7, its really nothing HUGE after you've used Chrome browser since the day it came out.
     
  7. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

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    I already use two linux distros (Ubuntu 10 and Backtrack 4), I don't see a point in a 3rd.
     
  8. Hangdog42

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    True, but we're talking about Chrome OS (also called Chromium) which is the other operating system Google is developing.
     
  9. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

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    I think it'll definitely catch on as a netbook OS.

    Can't wait to see how it runs on netbooks :D
     
  10. Isthmus

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    IMHO, chrome and other "Instant-On" linux distros such as Ubuntu Light, Jolicloud, Moblin & Mego, sort of miss the point. they take cut down hardware and turn it into a web appliance. This is ok if you have a device that is always online (regardless of location) and don't mind relying on the internet for all your processing and storage needs. Personally, however, I don't see the appeal. Sure is nice to have some cloudbased apps, but I don't want my computer to be limited solely to them. I suspect that most people would become annoyed in the long term to have to rely in cloudbased services for all their computing needs.

    I much prefer a standard distribution on a netbook and add cloudbased apps to it if I need or want to. Chromium already allows you to do this, as does Prism.
     
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    You have great patience (wait for 5 hours). I think it should not in this way. What about your system hardware? I think other things are responsible for this too late.
     
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    Not too clued up on Chrome OS; what'll be it's main features? Is it just Android for non-touch inputs?
     
  13. Hangdog42

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    As far as I can tell, it is a very minimal version of Linux featuring Chrome as the browser. Everything is supposed to be done "on the cloud" through the browser rather than using installed applications. Essentially it appears to be a browser wrapped in just enough OS to make it functional.

    To some extent it aims at parts of the same market that Android does (tablets) and extends to areas where Android isn't competitive (netbooks). From what I've seen of the iPad, tablets are going to be a LOT better off with Android and from my experience with my netbook, I just don't see it competing with a more full-fledged OS. Since everything is done through the browser, a network connection is mandatory. Even with both wireless and 3G/4G, I'm not sure that is quite here yet.
     
  14. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

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    About a year ago I was quite enthusiastic about Chrome OS and cloud computing. But then I spent about 9 months working in China this year, where access to Google Docs is blocked, this diminished my enthusiasm for cloud computing to say the least.
     
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    It is worth mentioning Google has stated in response to criticisms of their dual OS strategy, that once chrome is finally released, they expect there to be a convergence of Chrome and Android at some point in the future.
     
  16. JAL

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    Google=quality. They will do things for Linux that Ubuntu can only throw money at.
     
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    Perhaps, but this far they haven't. yes they've used linux and modified it extensively, but they've contributed vary little back. Canonical on the other hand has contributed tons, as has Novell. Still I don't think any outfit has contributed more to linux as a single entity than probably red hat. Still Ubuntu is the base for 2 of the top 3 distribution out there. I suspect that has got to count for something. I really wish Ubuntu would switch to a rolling release template as opposed to their periodic cycles. at least that way they culd release updates when they are sure they are ready.
     
  18. A.Nonymous

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    I don't. I think Android and tablets are in the process of killing it. Presently Windows runs on like 90% of netbooks, but the netbook market is kind of dwindling. They never managed to crack that $200 barrier with a decent netbook and I think tablets are killing any market they've got. I think within 2 years the netbook book will basically be dead in favor of tablets. I also think there's a huge demand for tablets that run Android, not Chrome OS. Consumers want quality Android tablets, not quality Chrome OS tablets.
     

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