Comments on: Google Chrome OS coming next week…maybe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JamesLoyd http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-375469 Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:56:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-375469 I really, dont see anything wrong with the Open Source Movement…..I am an avid anti-mac user, but Linux has a strong push behind it.

Microsoft better watch its back with Linux and Google coming up close behind it.

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By: James C http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369339 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 20:03:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369339 Forget Chrome, forget Windows 7, forget Ubuntu – the bestseller this Xmas will be XP for sure! The market is awash with discounted XP PCs – slightly, but not much, more expensive than those with Linux.

Personally I reckon that if Google can get their OS to run Windows apps as good as on Windows 7 (and how difficult can that be?) then it is onto a winner and MS can just pack their bags.

Netbooks don’t need Clouds to make them productive – Linux is suffice! I am typing this on an Acer Aspire ONE with both Netbeans IDE and Google Earth responding as good as on any high-spec PC running Windows 7.

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By: Joe A Verage http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369338 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:44:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369338 People are so fed up of the smoke and mirrors hype, problematic rubbish and questionable business practices of MS for years now that they will welcome any OS thats backed by a real company. Good for Google which has a corporate reputation far better than MS and actually delivers a quality product of their creation. And as far as how many people REALLY use MS, they will never publicly release the number of patch downloads from real users to calculate market share, because their OS isnt 95% of the market, its really around 65% and falling.

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By: Sputnik http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369337 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:03:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369337 yea! Let’s go on, correcting each other, that makes lots and lots of progress!!!
If Google wants to come up with an alternative OS, so what!? You can still use Windoze, Mac, Linux, or whatever you want! It’s STILL a free country!!

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By: Jenkins http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369334 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 17:37:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369334 It’s funny how people argue about something that does not exist. When Chrome OS will be available at least as a beta, one will be able to judge whether it’s a Linux flavor or something else.

The fact that it’s free is most probably an illusion – this is not a volunteer open-source effort, this is a big company that wants to make money. Whether they collect this upfront as a price, or create a new way to do this – make no mistake, you are the ones who will be filling up Google’s coffers.

The idea of an “easy to use net machine” is probably also an illusion – at least so far and at least in the form of a PC as we know it. Of course someone might come up with such a machine. After all a Blu-ray player or a Playstation are also computers, but very specialized and therefore users do not interact with the OS there. Something like this could probably be made for web surfing and gaming. But from my perspective, that would not be a personal computer. This does not mean there is no market for it. But it’s a different market, not the PC market.

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By: Sean http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369329 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 14:47:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369329 Google Chrome OS Beta has been out for quite a while now – I’m honestly not sure what the hullabaloo is all about. Is this supposed to be a final user-ready product?

The Beta version is, frankly, not all that impressive. It’s a pretty standard Linux build, with all the advantages and disadvantages that implies. Yes, the Chrome browser and Google Apps are included instead of Firefox and OpenOffice (although OO is part of the package as well), but otherwise? Not all that much different from *ubuntu.

I sincerely hope that Google will produce an end product that is as user-friendly as Windows, will run *86 and 32-bit executables, but so far I’m less than impressed.

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By: rudi http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369324 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 12:27:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369324 I downloaded Google Chrome during a trial. I did have some interface problems and had a very difficult time uninstalling it. It corrupted my outlook’s ability to address auto links from emails. I was able to resolve it by downloading and running a patch. I was not impressed by Google Chrome other that it did some things differently, but nothing seemed faster or out of the ordinary. I hope since then its been upgraded.

rudi

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369320 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 07:11:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369320 Unfortunately I have a lot of software that I need to use that I don’t run off the cloud.
Call me old fashioned, but I actually prefer native apps to web servies for the majority of the things that I use my computer for.
This may seem like blasphemy, but I actually pay for commerical software that I use for hours each day.
Regaring the OEM price of the OS: Last I checked, OEM’s did not pay $200-$800 for a Windows 7 Preinstall. $800 is on par with Apple Profit Margins, not Microsoft Profit Margins.

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By: Ivan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369319 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 07:05:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369319 Google would excel if it integrates its OS and Office into one new package Chrome that MS wouldn’t.

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By: Vinod T G http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/14/google-chrome-os-coming-next-weekmaybe/#comment-369318 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 06:05:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19892#comment-369318 We were all waiting for this day and Google is the only company which can do it! For us, Google is Of the People, By the People and For the people!

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