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Google has done pretty well with their software and stuff but this is just full of fail. We already have a bunch of cloud services like Ubuntu and JoliOS.
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Umm.. Because some people don't want to sit hunching over their desk squinting at their netbook when they can have an equally small "desktop" with a more desk-friendly form factor hiding behind a nice big monitor with a full sized keyboard?

And you do realize that google is gunning for the average home user consumer here right? This is neither for PC gamers nor professionals who rely on their computers. Ask yourself this, between your mother, your next door neighbor, and your best friend's sister, how many of them do more than youtube facebook twitter and the occasional word processing? How many of them have a desktop in their house? How many would rather that desktop be tiny and easy on the eyes and easier to use so they didn't have to keep asking you to fix it for them?

See my point?
You have a very valid point. One I won't even argue with. That being said I gave ChromeOS a fair shot on my Cr-48 and simply couldn't deal with it's limitations. To be honest I felt trapped in a browser constantly looking for a way to minimize the damn thing lol. The app store is decent but the majority of the apps are nothing more then a shortcut to their web based applications. I used it for 3 days and then promptly installed Mint on it It is now a nice little netbook and a pretty sexy looking piece of hardware to be honest.
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You have a very valid point. One I won't even argue with. That being said I gave ChromeOS a fair shot on my Cr-48 and simply couldn't deal with it's limitations. To be honest I felt trapped in a browser constantly looking for a way to minimize the damn thing lol. The app store is decent but the majority of the apps are nothing more then a shortcut to their web based applications. I used it for 3 days and then promptly installed Mint on it It is now a nice little netbook and a pretty sexy looking piece of hardware to be honest.
Oh yeah, for sure any of us here at ocn would rather gorge our eyes out than use one of those things as an actual computer. But that is why come here for our tech info and not youtube
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Chrome netbook + external monitor. Problem solved. Even if this provides a quality CPU/GPU, I don't see this taking off when there are so many other solutions that provide MUCH more, with Windows, an OS that most people know and are already used to. Good luck though Google.
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Chrome netbook + external monitor. Problem solved. Even if this provides a quality CPU/GPU, I don't see this taking off when there are so many other solutions that provide MUCH more, with Windows, an OS that most people know and are already used to. Good luck though Google.
Except most people don't really know how to use windows at all. I cant tell you how many times I've had to teach people the most basic things over and over only to eventually give up and do it myself.

My college has a required class for anyone going into a computer related field that is literally how to make folders, move files, and set up an email account on windows. Half the students fail out because they don't know how to turn on their computers and open up MS word during the final exam.

I wish I was exaggerating.


Any why get the netbook + external monitor + mouse + full sized external keyboard when you can get one of these instead which is actually designed for that purpose. I can promise you 90% of potential customers for these products won't even know that you can hook a netbook/laptop up to any of those things.
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Except most people don't really know how to use windows at all. I cant tell you how many times I've had to teach people the most basic things over and over only to eventually give up and do it myself.

My college has a required class for anyone going into a computer related field that is literally how to make folders, move files, and set up an email account on windows. Half the students fail out because they don't know how to turn on their computers and open up MS word during the final exam.

I wish I was exaggerating.


Any why get the netbook + external monitor + mouse + full sized external keyboard when you can get one of these instead which is actually designed for that purpose. I can promise you 90% of potential customers for these products won't even know that you can hook a netbook/laptop up to any of those things.
I'm just concerned about the # of people who don't even know that Google had a browser, let alone an entire operating system. The only reason I'd choose this is for the future upgrading it will offer. But one aspect of this device will fall under the "worth it" category for me; cost. If it's priced right, it might give it a try (assuming it comes with the mouse, keyboard, etc. Most can provide a screen). If it's grossly overpriced, they won't see many sales, unless they advertise it with a wizard or something.
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Chrome browser is awesome, Chrome OS on the other hand is not...
I completely agree. Stick to what you know Google.

Micrisoft's OS is awesome, their browsers have been typically hilarious (but they're crawling back now)

Do not want chromium PC. Looks too much like a T1000.

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Google Android = FAIL
Chrome Browser = FAIL
Chrome OS = FAIL

Google Software's fail!
haha, oh dear...
Edited by Boyboyd - 5/24/11 at 6:25am
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