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If I can only use a Chromebook for the internet, would I actually be able to use it as a work computer? Will I be able to save files and documents, or create them, for that matter?
 

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The chromebook differs from the ordinary computer in the sense that you cannot use any other browser other than Chrome. The operating environment is as well purely web-based and so applications and documents are safely stored in the cloud.
 

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Yes there is a big difference... your hard-drive is not on your machine, its in the cloud. It will be hard for people to understand at first.

Think of your gmail account (if you have one) ... before you used to have to download all that mail onto your laptop, use up harddrive space, and then view your email in Outlook or Eudora. Now... with gmail, you just login, and its all there. Its in the cloud, but it feels like its right on your computer.

Then think of Chromebooks and the cloud. All your docs and files don't need to be on your computer. They will be accessible anytime, online or offline, via Google's cloud.
 

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Yes there is a big difference... your hard-drive is not on your machine, its in the cloud. It will be hard for people to understand at first.

Think of your gmail account (if you have one) ... before you used to have to download all that mail onto your laptop, use up harddrive space, and then view your email in Outlook or Eudora. Now... with gmail, you just login, and its all there. Its in the cloud, but it feels like its right on your computer.

Then think of Chromebooks and the cloud. All your docs and files don't need to be on your computer. They will be accessible anytime, online or offline, via Google's cloud.
Offline? Really? I was hoping for some type of persistent local storage ...
 

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There will be a small hard drive in the chromebook that you can presumaly use to store the important stuff but primarily =you will have to use the Cloud to keep your data on.
 

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We can only assume that what the SSD is used for, as for, the could idea people will really need to slowly adapt to this "theory"
 
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