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News about Windows 9 - can anybody verify this?

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    This is off topic but thought it worth while to bring up

    Chromebooks are planning to start running Windows Legacy Apps on it's machines, see article below
    Windows apps and desktop are coming to Chrome OS, thanks to Google and VMware | ExtremeTech

    Fail.

    Why would a company spend the money on a Chromebook to run Windows apps when they can purchase an actual Windows maching for the same price? Even tablets on Bay Trail can be had for close to $200 these days.
    I think it a brilliant strategy by Google, If people can buy a chromebook and run windows apps, they have the best of both worlds. Plus, I think Windows users may think, "Hey if I buy a Chromebook and have my windows, why not". What this does is ween Windows users into becoming more accustom to using Chrome.

    I like my chrome browser (though it has it's problems), but, I think it is superior to IE, and has many more features than Firefox or Opera have. I am certainly curious how it will work out, I would be very tempted to give it try.

    Though I do wonder as to why Google has never developed their own true OS.

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  2. #22


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    This is off topic but thought it worth while to bring up

    Chromebooks are planning to start running Windows Legacy Apps on it's machines, see article below
    Windows apps and desktop are coming to Chrome OS, thanks to Google and VMware | ExtremeTech

    Fail.

    Why would a company spend the money on a Chromebook to run Windows apps when they can purchase an actual Windows maching for the same price? Even tablets on Bay Trail can be had for close to $200 these days.
    I think it a brilliant strategy by Google, If people can buy a chromebook and run windows apps, they have the best of both worlds. Plus, I think Windows users may think, "Hey if I buy a Chromebook and have my windows, why not". What this does is ween Windows users into becoming more accustom to using Chrome.

    I like my chrome browser (though it has it's problems), but, I think it is superior to IE, and has many more features than Firefox or Opera have. I am certainly curious how it will work out, I would be very tempted to give it try.

    Though I do wonder as to why Google has never developed their own true OS.

    It's a workaround for sure. If you wanted to, but it's beyond me why anyone would want to when a real full blown 8.x pc can be had for $200-300 nowadays.
    Plus touch, Onedrive baked in, some offering full Office, soon to be apps across all platforms etc.


    There really is no benefit to Chromebook unless you just flat out want to avoid MS and give yourself unneeded hassles.
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  3. #23


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I expect they will try and get it out for Xmas if they can. Must be in a hurry to try and distance themselves from win8.

    Unfortunately, it is almost certain to be more of the same wearing a heavy disguise.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I expect they will try and get it out for Xmas if they can. Must be in a hurry to try and distance themselves from win8.

    Unfortunately, it is almost certain to be more of the same wearing a heavy disguise.
    That wouldn't be all bad. Honestly, the underpinnings of Windows 8 are totally fine.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post


    Fail.

    Why would a company spend the money on a Chromebook to run Windows apps when they can purchase an actual Windows maching for the same price? Even tablets on Bay Trail can be had for close to $200 these days.
    I think it a brilliant strategy by Google, If people can buy a chromebook and run windows apps, they have the best of both worlds. Plus, I think Windows users may think, "Hey if I buy a Chromebook and have my windows, why not". What this does is ween Windows users into becoming more accustom to using Chrome.

    I like my chrome browser (though it has it's problems), but, I think it is superior to IE, and has many more features than Firefox or Opera have. I am certainly curious how it will work out, I would be very tempted to give it try.

    Though I do wonder as to why Google has never developed their own true OS.

    It's a workaround for sure. If you wanted to, but it's beyond me why anyone would want to when a real full blown 8.x pc can be had for $200-300 nowadays.
    Plus touch, Onedrive baked in, some offering full Office, soon to be apps across all platforms etc.


    There really is no benefit to Chromebook unless you just flat out want to avoid MS and give yourself unneeded hassles.
    You are missing the point, you have all the apps of Chrome and your Windows. Sure you can buy just a windows machine but I am unaware of windows being able to run Chrome.

    Why buy only a banana, if you can have a banana and apple for the same price.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Underneath , there is decent os trying to get out. Sadly, MS won't let it. They can't see any other way to proceed. Ballmer himself said there is no Plan B.

    Looks like they are going to just keep fiddling with Plan A.



    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I expect they will try and get it out for Xmas if they can. Must be in a hurry to try and distance themselves from win8.

    Unfortunately, it is almost certain to be more of the same wearing a heavy disguise.
    That wouldn't be all bad. Honestly, the underpinnings of Windows 8 are totally fine.
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  7. #27


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    I like my chrome browser (though it has it's problems), but, I think it is superior to IE, and has many more features than Firefox or Opera have. I am certainly curious how it will work out, I would be very tempted to give it try.
    It might have more features than IE, but I doubt it has more features than Firefox or Opera.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    This is off topic but thought it worth while to bring up

    Chromebooks are planning to start running Windows Legacy Apps on it's machines, see article below
    Windows apps and desktop are coming to Chrome OS, thanks to Google and VMware | ExtremeTech

    Fail.

    Why would a company spend the money on a Chromebook to run Windows apps when they can purchase an actual Windows maching for the same price? Even tablets on Bay Trail can be had for close to $200 these days.
    I think it a brilliant strategy by Google, If people can buy a chromebook and run windows apps, they have the best of both worlds. Plus, I think Windows users may think, "Hey if I buy a Chromebook and have my windows, why not". What this does is ween Windows users into becoming more accustom to using Chrome.

    I like my chrome browser (though it has it's problems), but, I think it is superior to IE, and has many more features than Firefox or Opera have. I am certainly curious how it will work out, I would be very tempted to give it try.

    Though I do wonder as to why Google has never developed their own true OS.
    Pepperflash has made Chrome un-use-able for me. I can't stand the constant lag and stutter when watching youtube videos. Chrome was a great browser, now it is utter rubbish imo.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    I like my chrome browser (though it has it's problems), but, I think it is superior to IE, and has many more features than Firefox or Opera have. I am certainly curious how it will work out, I would be very tempted to give it try.
    It might have more features than IE, but I doubt it has more features than Firefox or Opera.
    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Pepperflash has made Chrome un-use-able for me. I can't stand the constant lag and stutter when watching youtube videos. Chrome was a great browser, now it is utter rubbish imo.
    I don't dislike any of the browsers, but what i do like about Chrome is;

    1) it's app tab
    it is like a desktop, I have my favorite apps right there, I don't have search in my alreadied cluttered bookmarks bar

    2) I also love, love, love using my Google voice search
    Firefox started a project for voice, but abandoned it, I also find Windows voice program not very forgiving. It never could understand me, and I don't even have an accent, though some U.S southerns say I sound like a @#% yankee.

    3) I also, like Chromes theme's
    I make my own, though they have some great ones. IE doesn't believe in themes.

    these are the things I like most, but it does have it's drawback's, and it is why I use all 3 browsers.
    PLUS, I am from Portland, Oregon and it appears Google may be bringing their hi-speed optics internet to my beloved city, so I guess I am just a little biased.

    It' just a personal preference thing.
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  10. #30


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    I cringe every time I see peoples' msinfo when helping and they have 234582342939 Chrome.exe open.

    I know that's how it works and it doesn't cause problems and all that good stuff, but still.
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