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Born into a Chrome OS reality??

July 12, 2009

So, the Internet is this big “cloud” that brings together messages and files from across the world and condenses them into your browser, emal or text, right? Sounds swell, but how would you like this same cloud to run your entire computer? …Well, Google has answered this question by introducing Chrome OS, a web-based operating system that will include all the Google services that everyone has known and loved.

Sounds like a hot buy, right? …Not if everyone is Windows prone and not if Chrome OS is only available for Netbooks (the downgrade on Notebooks). I mean, sure, some manufacturers will give Chrome OS a shot, but if Windows is the monopoly OS, how will Chrome OS survive?

According to NYTimes.com, the new computer generation is gearing towards “cloud computing,” anyways. In this era, there will be no more heavy downloads, no more configuring programs, and no more upgrading…of any sort. …As long as your device has a browser–whether it be on a cell phone or a laptop–you will have access to all of your files, wherever you go.

Hotmail and MySpace were some of the first services to launch “cloud computing,” which introduced some of the fastest-growing online services today, like Google (mobile), Facebook and Twitter. Apple’s iPhone and Android’s G1 are two of today’s cellular devices that are closest to being an actual computer, but Chrome OS will be the first attempt of a web-based operating system ran on a computer.

Whether Chrome OS succeeds or fails if not the issue, according to the New York Times. However, it is the idea that accessibility to our most significant files will be the easiest it has been in all of history. …Windows may not have anything to worry about now, or in the next couple of years, but as children are born into a “Chrome OS reality,” there will be no need for the upgrades of the past.

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Chrome OS for Dummies

July 9, 2009

I’m not a Tech-fan. I simply buy new technology because “it looks hot!” That being said, I took interest in an article, titled, “Chrome OS for the clueless: What it means for real people” to try and decifer what an OS is and how it relates to the launch of Chrome OS.

As noted in the headlines, Chrome OS is Windows’ new competition (or so they say), and could steal consumers from the Microsoft brand. I, myself, thought the only OS–or system that pulls together a computer’s components, to enable its programs’ functions–was Windows, and thought Chrome OS as “pretty huge” to drastically “scare” the monopoly OS. However, Google’s launch of Chrome OS is only for Netbook computers, as of now, and won’t expand to larger laptops unless the initial launch is a success.

According to the article, Rafe Needleman (the author) states that Netbooks are smaller versions of Notebooks, and are generally used as secondary computers to consumers with larger laptops. Since Windows is the monopoly OS for Netbooks (as well as most other computers), it’d be hard for consumers to buy Chrome OS because Windows is “all they know.”

However, one of Google’s main advantages–besides the fact that Chrome OS will contain “everything Google,” in which “everything Google” is wildly popular–is the fact that Chrome OS is cheap. Sounds like a great idea…but with Microsoft’s Bing on the rise, Chrome’s web-based system may not give Windows a run for its money.

Nonetheless, Google zealots will buy the new OS, when it hits stores in 2010, but computer consumers are aware that Chrome OS is a novice. It will take time to match Windows’ popularity and efficiency, but with the name “Google” backing it, it is not destined to fail.

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***1) http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10283555-250.html