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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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7 Best Features Of Google Chrome OS

While doing my own research to find some information to convince me to buy a Chrome Book, I came across this list of the 7 best ChromeBook features. The Chrome Book features listed below are all the reasons why I'm liking what the ChomeBook offers. If there are any other features I you wish to share please post it!

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- Instant Web
- Always Connected To Internet
- All Data In The Cloud
- Web Apps
- Multiple Google Accounts Login
- Automatic Updates
- Data Protection With InBuilt Security

Google has announced the launch of google chrome os netbook recently, you can order one online from 5th June 2011 on from its official website. Google call these web based os netbooks as chromebook as they run the chrome os from google.

Following are some great features you get in chromebook, read the points and then you may decide whether you want to buy one or not.

1. Instant Web – Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash®. In fact, Chromebooks are designed to get faster over time as updates are released.

2. Always Connected To Internet - It’s easy to get connected anytime and anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi and 3G. As your Chromebook boots up, it quickly connects to your favorite wireless network so you’re on the web right from the start. 3G models include a free 100 MB per month of mobile data from Verizon Wireless so you can keep working around home and on the go.

3. All Data In The Cloud – Your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So even if you lose your computer, you can just log in to another Chromebook and get right back to work

4. Web Apps – Every Chromebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. Thanks to the power of HTML5, many apps keep working even in those rare moments when you’re not connected. Visit the Chrome Web Store to try the latest apps, or just type in a URL. No CDs required.

5. Multiple Google Accounts Login – Chromebooks are easy to share with family and friends. They can log in to experience all of their own Chrome settings, apps, and extensions, or use Guest Mode to browse privately. Either way, no one else using your Chromebook will have access to your email and personal data.

6. Automatic Updates - Your Chromebook gets better and better over time, unlike a traditional PC. When you turn it on, it updates itself. Automatically. All of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest and greatest version of the operating system without having to think about it. Annoying update prompts not included.

7. Data Protection With Inbuilt Security – Chromebooks run the first consumer operating system designed from the ground up to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and viruses. They employ the principle of "defense in depth" to provide multiple layers of protection, including sandboxing, data encryption, and verified boot

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 04:25 PM
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They are great futures but they should really take the tag line down that it boost instantly as 8 seconds is still time and is there for no longer instant.
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well my Pc opens in 3-4 minutes. 8 seconds is pretty good for me
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What about the word processors, graphics, spread sheets, presentations, videos???????
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I am confused. If I got a Chrome Book, would that mean I could log online with it through the 3G network? I have Verizon, could I use my mobile hotspot instead of Time Warner Cable and still get the speeds they are talking about?
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Zora, with the 3g enabled chromebooks you can still use a standard 802.11b/g/n wifi connection(99.99% chance this includes your hotspot). The 3g option comes with 100mb per month free from Verizon for two years, additional data can be purchased by the gigabyte(expires 30 days later) or unlimited for 1 day(24 hours from purchase). I do not know about what speeds you are referring to, the boot up time is about 8 seconds to the log-in screen with a few more seconds after you enter your login, instantly connected to the internet I do not know about because on some routers dhcp sometimes takes more than 8 seconds just to negotiate - but boot up will be faster than much of what you are likely to have experienced.

The speed of the computer in terms of ghz and frames per second? Bad. It will run most websites fine - even many of them at once - but hd videos at full screen are not something I expect to see without a bit of choppy behavior. Also, as flash goes 3d you might find that the chromebook does not play the 3d games very well at all.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 02:20 AM
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What I would say is of great importance is that you have all your data in the cloud. Maybe that is one solution to the frequent loss of data we all encounter frequently.

Considering what Ben has talked about regarding HD videos and 3D games, perhaps a Chromebook is suitable for all other reasons than entertainment.
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What about the word processors, graphics, spread sheets, presentations, videos???????
Google Docs can serve most document editing needs and while they haven't quite reached the level of complexity of a suite like Microsoft's Office, but it has been continually improving since launch. It can play videos (from a flash drive or youtube or off the device if you so choose), and there are an ever increasing number of apps in the app store to serve other needs. I don't think chromebooks will have good graphics support for some time to come, but they're not really meant as a full computer replacement (at least not yet).

On the original topic, the fast boot time and focus on the web is what draws me to ChromeOS and the chromebooks. As I find myself more and more spending time on the web, both for work and for down time, the possibility of having a web focused chromebook is very appealing.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 10:12 AM
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I really do like the idea that if I lose my Chromebook or something happens to it, everything isn't just lost. I am not losing my information. That has happened to me so many times with other computers.
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"Oh no, my chromebook fell into the Amazon river and got eaten by an alligator!"

Oh well, the data is safe and sound in the clouds.
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