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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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What was the main idea behind creation of the Chromebook

A few days ago, Google unveiled the first ever Chromebooks with Samsung and Acer being the pioneering producers. I was wondering what Google's main idea behind this creation?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 02:29 PM
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I think it is an attempt that was started a few years ago to slay Microsoft. Microsoft still has a lot of power over Google, and given their competition via Bing search engine, Google needed to own the OS... CHromebook is their first attempt to move from browser to OS.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 01:53 PM
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It's also moving the OS out of Microsoft's landscape, part of ChromeOS is a fundamental shift from Desktop to Cloud, something Microsoft isn't totally comfortable with yet.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 09:00 AM
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they are just trying sth new in the tech industry
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 04:30 PM
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Why would they bother making a computer about this? The only thing a chrome notebook has over a smartphone is that you can log into your account from other computers.
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For me it's the form factor. I've got an EVO 4G which is OK for consuming data but it's lousy for production (I'm older and have some issues).
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curious myself as to the logic behind it, though i love any advancement in tech
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 10:46 PM
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But is this truly an advancement??
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 12:36 AM
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I love the idea of the cloud. It almost feel like it was too late already for us to be using it since the web is not that new. What I want to know is how all programs would work if I don't have access to the internet.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 12:49 PM
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Perhaps in their own volition Google had more than what meets the eye. Enough research should have been made so probably more is yet to come.
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