Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Google Chromebook

So the release date for the Chromebook is nearing. On July 15th we'll get to see what all the rage is about. If you don't know, a Chromebook is like a Netbook, but it runs Google's very own Chrome OS. Picture at the bottom.
Chrome OS is based on Linux and is a very light-weight OS. It is intended for people who mostly use the internet and websites like Facebook and Youtube. According to Google, it boots in an impressive 8 seconds. It is heavily centred on the new cloud computing revolution (I might blog on this some other time).
However, despite these impressive claims, some have worries about our privacy. Just how much will Google log? I'm sure some of you know Google log our searches, and even this I'm not too comfortable with, but just how much of the computing market should Google be allowed to monopolize? Comment and let me know your thoughts.

Google's Chromebook information page


  1. Sounds interesting, and i'll be waiting for your post about the cloud computing revolution because i don't know anything about it. And boots in 8 seconds, that's impressive

  2. Hey, this is neat --looks very much like ubuntu 11.04 (natty narwhal).

    I'm a little apprehensive about using it as an OS though, but it might be worth it to read into it. after all, 8 seconds is extremely fast...

  3. Oh... suddently all investment of the world went to netbooks, wtf?

  4. Very good for the average Joe i presume, but I would not prefer this as a replacement.