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Discussion in 'The Tech Lounge' started by Sterculius, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Sterculius

    Sterculius WiiChat Member

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    Apparently Google isn't content with taking over your internet by creating a browser, now they're expanding and trying to take over you're entire computer.

    I guess I'm going to have to get a new partition set aside for this. Should be fun!

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/205809
     
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    Meh.
    Im gonna go Windows 7 as I hear its good.
    I was gonna go Linux but then I found out it docent work well with EUO
     
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    I did read about this.


    Meh.
    I'm gonna go Windows 7 as I hear its good.
    I was gonna go Linux but then I found out it docent work well with EUO
     
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    Yeah I'm also going with Windows 7, already have it bought.

    But this should be interesting. I'll give it a go when it gets released.
     
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    I have Internet explorer and google chrome but I find that internet explorer can run some things that chrome can't and the other way around for different files.
    For example I find that chrome has a hard time with games and some java programs.
     
  6. Sterculius

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    Yeah I'm going to get Window 7 as well, but I think the Chrome OS will be a nice toy to tinker with. Especially considering it's going to be open source.

    Besides, i believe Vista users are getting a free upgrade to Windows 7 so it makes the choice very easy.
     
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    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    ^Nah, you have to pay for Windows 7. Do you actually think M$ would throw us a freebie? :lol:

    And Boo, why the hell are you still using IE? Get firefox!
     
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    To bad "7" will require a clean install
    The only time I use IE is when im updating my site as it wont work with Firefox.
     
  9. Sterculius

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    BENNY10 geoff lapaire is dog.

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    Chrome is apparently going to be free, so why not give it a chance as we all know how doomed we would be without the goog.
     
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    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    Well, you can preorder the upgrade from Vista for $50 right now, so it's obviously not free. :lol:


    As for chrome, I might try it if I have some HDD space left when it comes out, but if it doesn't support my sound card like Ubuntu, I'm trashing it.
     
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    Barris1024 Not at the table Carlos

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    I also heard that the chrome OS will be "optimized for use with netbooks" which i take to mean that it will be very watered down to be able to be run on the netbooks crappy processors and minimal ram.
     
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    Most versions of Linux are free.
    That means it would be ideal for simple "just internet" computers.
    But not the case for the front room computer
     
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    i might get chrome os as i have the windows 7 beta so i'll give google a go
     
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    Even though it specifically states people who buy PCs with Vista between June and October will get it for free, get it at no charge, etc. etc. etc.

    Whatever...
     
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    I'm looking forward to trying out this operating system. I'm duel booting Vista and Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and I'm using Windows 7 on my desktop.

    But I'm going to agree with one of the people in the article, this OS really is being overhyped. Google hasn't really had many major successes besides their search engine. From what I have read, it will be available for netbooks. Whether or not they will have an .iso isn't known. The Google Chrome OS will, in my eyes, be more popular among computer novices as a free alternative to Windows as Linux distributions have a reputation (one that it doesn't really deserve) to be incredibly difficult to use. Google is well known and trusted.

    These are just my speculations. I'm not going to get too excited.
     
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    I know that this is an old thread, but I can't resist. Do you people realize that the Chrome "OS" is nothing more than a Linux distribution with a custom windowing system that prevents you from doing anything besides use the web browser? The entire thing is absurd, and every aspect of it goes against the goals that they claim.

    In the size sense, HTML and other web technologies are naturally very verbose. In the speed sense...

    They require ridiculously more processing than native binaries.

    They're far more complex than native binaries.

    Networking is inherently insecure.


    And it's all only made more absurd by the fact that they're targeting the weakest machines for their "OS" (calling it that makes me laugh) that requires much more processing power to do anything.


    Since everyone is mentioning what operating system they'll be going with...I'll keep using various Unices until I tire of monolithic shite, write some drivers for my hardware, and switch to Minix 3 exclusively. :)
     
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    you've been here for how long? & you bump a dead thread, i mean c'mon dont you check the post date
     
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    Well, considering that I mentioned the age, I obviously do. But, as I said, I couldn't resist. :) Besides, relative to the activity of the forum, it's not that dead. It was still on the first page of the section...
     
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    still irratating when people bump old threads
     

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