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If google is talking about the average grandma with less than average computer knowledge, i'd agree.

I like being able to customize my system and make it run how i want it.
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Google FAIL!
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I don't feel tortured by my OS. Shut up, Google.
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You know what's good about Windows when compared to Chrome OS? When your internet disconnects momentarily, your computer doesn't lose all functionality.

Clouds are useful for certain things, but it's ******* stupid to base an entire OS around one.
    
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Hmmm...I don't really think so...........
then you don't work retail/pc repair. i mean, it certainly isn't torturing me (and torture is a pretty extreme word in this context either way) but many of my customers (a real majority of them) don't know dick about computers and get truly upset, beyond frustrated, with their computers.

i get the sales pitch here from google, dumb it down. It's a more logical approach to the sales pitch for, say, netbooks. With the exception of the few people who actually purchase netbooks because they are portable and need a fully functional windows environment, they provide inexperienced users a "simple" version of a windows laptop. in all actuality it is no more simple than a full sized version though. People come in wanting to buy netbooks for thier elementary school children and they literally say it's because (A) They are small, and (B) the children can't easily use a fully functioning windows PC.

Google are playing on the mac audience's appeal to simplicity and will likely try to be an even "easier" alternative than mac is. They have to reach past the mac audience to grasp Pc users.

Mac="easy" and stylish, "safe" and compatible
Pc=standard, cheaper, functional

google=cheaper, easy, safe
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403 Forbidden.

Edit: No, it's not the closest you've got. This is.
It's better than a 404, it means it exists.

About a year ago there used to be a beta Linux client on that page, that was only half working (well less than half).
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Google is late to the game. Fischer Price beat them to the punch.

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Google is late to the game. Fischer Price beat them to the punch.

that made me lawl....

OT: google will not be as successful as they think they will be. There is a lot of competition in the OS market OSX and W7 and Linux all serve people well and if you don't like one, you can try the other or dual boot on systems. I am so sick of all this cloud bs since it is just another way of getting people who don't know anything about tech to think that their "stuff is safe" (and at risk of exposure or being looked into). I think windows 7 serves me well and I do not find it to be torturing me. They need a better netbook anyway before they start pushing their cloudware on people.
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Doesn't Chrome OS use Linux?
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I have not had to think about using my computer since I moved from XP.

Anyone who says W7 is even remotely hard to use is on drugs or over 50.
    
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