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post #11 of 50
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Originally Posted by Stuuut View Post

As if Apple didn't just combine existing stuff into a new product.....
Who cares anyway as long as the end product is good why should we worry about where they borrow stuff or not.

This.

It looks nice.
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I haven't used Chrome OS. But if its UI experience is anything like using Chrome browser, I would say that whatever they "borrow" from any of the current "proper" OSes the better. I hate how Chrome is seemingly sandboxed from the OS. I understand that's the point, but at the same time, I think it sucks. Re. the OS--has it gained much ground beyond the Chromium laptop program that google rolled out a while back?

Yes, I agree with your viewpoint. I have a Cr-48 and the OS feels useless. You're restricted to ONLY using Chrome and any extensions for it. This update makes it seem like they are trying to add more practical utility to the OS.
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

Can't say I am surprised, Google is acting like Chinese manufacturers right now.
- Stolen Android concept from iOS? Check
- Stolen Windows Phone features? Check
Do you think they are stagnating?

LOL.

proof.gif

Sounds to me like you're trolling with false information that you consistently fail to prove.

Apple "stole" slide to unlock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj-KS2kfIr0&feature=player_embedded#!

4:15
Edited by Rubers - 4/10/12 at 6:38am
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At-least Chrome put the things to use better then they do.
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

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The newest update to Google's Chrome OS is bringing the browser-based operating system a lot closer to a traditional windowing environment. Development channel (the least stable build) version 19.0.1048.17 adds Google's hardware-accelerated Aura UI and window manager, bringing a desktop, overlapping windows (pictured above), a Windows-style taskbar, and a Launchpad-esque app launcher (pictured below) to the platform.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/10/2937941/chrome-os-aura-ui-hardware-acceleration-update
Can't say I am surprised, Google is acting like Chinese manufacturers right now.
- Oracle lawsuit over stolen code? Check
- Stolen Bing image search idea? Check
- Stolen Android concept from iOS? Check
- Stolen Windows Phone features? Check
Do you think they are stagnating?

You trolling? Or do you just not like Google?

EVERY major platform borrows features from other platforms. Android was stolen from iOS? LOL. They stole the idea of a mobile OS? Glad iOS was the first mobile operating system in the world.. it's not like Windows Mobile ever existed or anything, oh wait.

Did iOS not steal the notification center from Android? Copy and paste? Twitter integration? Lock screen shortcut to camera? PC free updates?

Do you not remember Bing stealing actual search results straight off Google?

If you think Google is stagnating, so is every other company in the market.
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It does look nice! Albeit, a nice rip off!
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Looks pretty interesting, might have to give it a try.

Just because an idea works with consumers and some other company starts to use it, doesn't mean it's stealing it.

I say if Google, Apple, Microsoft, or whoever can make an interface from a competitor work better, that's good. Shows the "original innovator" that their idea can be improved upon.
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post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

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The newest update to Google's Chrome OS is bringing the browser-based operating system a lot closer to a traditional windowing environment. Development channel (the least stable build) version 19.0.1048.17 adds Google's hardware-accelerated Aura UI and window manager, bringing a desktop, overlapping windows (pictured above), a Windows-style taskbar, and a Launchpad-esque app launcher (pictured below) to the platform.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/10/2937941/chrome-os-aura-ui-hardware-acceleration-update
Can't say I am surprised, Google is acting like Chinese manufacturers right now.
- Oracle lawsuit over stolen code? Check
- Stolen Bing image search idea? Check
- Stolen Android concept from iOS? Check
- Stolen Windows Phone features? Check
Do you think they are stagnating?

Why is it better for a good idea to remain isolated from other technology? Good ideas are meant to be shared. That is how technology advances.
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@Kauke: It's not that Google has stagnated...it's that they've moved too far from their core business. The further a business moves from what it originally set out to do and is good at doing the worse it (usually) does. Time will tell if Chrome OS has anything left and honestly I think Google could do better by consolidating Chrome OS and Android into a joint effort.
     
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Why is it better for a good idea to remain isolated from other technology? Good ideas are meant to be shared. That is how technology advances.

^ This.
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