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  1. #31


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I can't really see Chrome OS replacing a DESKTOP OS. Often you aren't (or even don't WANT to be ) connected to the Internet all the time - or even in some cases AT ALL. However you still want to run your desktop applications. The Chrome OS is fine for people who are quite happy in using "Cloud Cuckoo Land" type of services or for casual surfers, e-mailers and "farcebook" type of thingy's. The Chromebook is itself fine for that type of use -- a lot of people these days don't really need a traditional PC anyway.

    However it's going to be a long long time - if ever - before fast internet is available planet wide -- even today in a lot of major world class top cities the Internet can be infuriatingly slow -- and as the providers succumb more and more to "Corporate Greed" the costs will rise significantly --so your free Wifi hotspots will become chargeable - often quite expensive too -- ever seen some of the rates they charge in some of the "better class" hotels - often as much as 5 USD AN HOUR -- whereas down the road you can stay in a cheap motel for 25 USD A NIGHT with FREE Wi-Fi --although that wifi will be as slow as molasses.

    Remember also there are still very large areas of the world that don't have any sort of Mobile service or Internet yet (and that's not due to being 3rd world countries etc --simply a case of Geography in a lot of cases).

    If I want to work on some photos with Photoshop on a laptop I really don't want or need to be connected to the internet until I have to email the pictures somewhere. Service continuity while probably OK can't often be guaranteed -- for example often in parts of California the when it rains significantly you get quite a lot of power outages too. So if you had to rely on the Internet it's not always the reliability of the service providers that is a problem but local unrelated conditions too can cause unpredictable loss of service. Same in Oklahoma / Texas etc during the "Tornado" season.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Chrome OS is a joke. What wants to use a $200-$1200 web browser? Ha ha. Ridiculous. Yep, that is going to work great on the bus or plane isn't it? Lol.
    You obviously have no idea what the Chrome OS is about.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Chrome OS is a joke. What wants to use a $200-$1200 web browser? Ha ha. Ridiculous. Yep, that is going to work great on the bus or plane isn't it? Lol.
    You obviously have no idea what the Chrome OS is about.
    I surely do. But whatever. I have no interest in your theories about what I know about.
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    Chromebook Pixel

    Bing it
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  5. #35


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    There's nothing wrong with the Chromebook - provided you know what is IS --essentially a cloud based service and suits your purposes. However where you get a price of 1200 dollars from I haven't a clue - the chromebooks I've seen cost around 250 dollars.

    (I have no interest in this type of device either BTW).

    As far as planes are concerned -- Horror of Horrors --some airlines are toying with the idea of allowing mobiles on the flight -- Look out in the papers when a large angry Icelander gets arrested coming off a flight from London / Manchester to Los Angeles after he's bashed his seatmate to pulp for using his mobile every 5 minutes during the long 10 hr flight.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Chromebook Pixel

    Bing it
    I know all about the Pixel and the other Chromebooks. You just have tunnel vision.
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    What's Microsoft's biggest threat? Google.
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    So what is good about Chromebook?
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  9. #39


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    I apologize Ray, I was responding to Jumbo. Strangely most has appeared before his, but I posted after him. Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    So what is good about Chromebook?
    For some, it provides everything they need when it comes to a PC, not just facebook and the like, but also word processing etc. Google is rapidly expanding on the 'services' available to Chrome OS, such that for many people, there is (or will be) no need for Office or the like. Chrome OS is effectively and extension of what's available on people's mobile phones, but in an expanded format. This is a serious threat to Microsoft.
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