So Google’s new Chromebooks use Google’s own operating system. They’ll coordinate with Google’s “cloud” online services, and have almost no capacity to store information. Instead, they act as web browser that make users email directly on the web, instead of storing software like Outlook or Word.
Google’s is hitting Microsoft’s PC OSs and Office software by shifting daily functions onto the net, removing what they see as the time-consuming tasks of software installation, updates and backups.
“The complexity of managing your computer is torturing users,” Google co-founder Sergey Brin says. “It’s a flawed model fundamentally. Chromebooks are a new model that doesn’t put the burden of managing your computer on yourself.”
Actually, Sergey, there’s already a problem-free alternative for writers that allows them to do everything with ridiculous ease. It’s called a Mac Book Air.
For PC-users, the Chromebook is available in Kindle Grey, from June. Oh, and good luck when your server goes down or all the data goes missing, as it did at Sony. God, Apple should pay me for my pathetic slavering loyalty.