Chromebook: Apps in the Cloud
The new Chromebook announced today by Google takes computing to the next-level. For the first time, we are truly being driven by cloud-computing, where we have very little stored on our local machine. Everything is stored in the cloud, which means each user on a computer can have their own profile and their own access, all while not intruding upon the others hard drive space. I think we saw an interesting start to this with Google Music, and of course Google's very popular Google Apps. With the new idea of our applications and our data being stored in the cloud, we will now have increased reliance on our Internet connection. The first thing every Chromebook user should do is upgrade their Wifi connection to the latest software to ensure they are always getting the fastest speeds available.
I am still hesitant about storing my confidential data in the cloud, but I guess I will have to go back and ensure I am using really strong passwords - ie. 10 characters, letters, numbers, symbols, etc. This is the new way to protect oneself.
Finally, I'm excited about the opportunities that lie with Google's new Chromebook. I think they can really shake-up a nascent marketplace that hasn't changed much since 1995. Really check out laptops from back then until today... pretty similar! Now the looks won't change much, but the entire basis of Windows OS or Mac OSX will change to a more centralized data source.
Web is Speed.... Web is Fast! In google we trust!
Please don't be evil.... and please don't be sloppy with our data!