Problem Solved

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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.

5 comments on “Problem Solved”

  1. Ken M says:

    …and of course your personal data will be stored on servers in a country without a data protection act.

  2. Wayne says:

    Thats right Ken M and then what? Now i too am a Mac man and find PC so so difficult to use, i can not understand why Microsoft have been so successful in the past But each to their own. I know people who don’t like Macs because they can’t get deep down into the roots and change stuff… For me though thats a reason for liking it, I can’t break the thing !!

  3. Ken says:

    As someone who straddles the widening rift between Apple & Google, my ideal computing experience would blend Apple’s design ethos with Google’s engineering and computing philosophy. Could call it Goople

    Anything that chips away at Windows and Microsoft is a good thing in my opinion 🙂

  4. The cloud is an idea that has been, er… floating around for quite a few years. And my first thought is always: what do you do when you can’t access it? This is an idea that seems to work on the belief that access will always be there, at all times. Anybody with half a brain knows it won’t. I’m very annoyed that the cloud technology seems to be the general goal of computing. The idea that every one should be totally access dependent seems the way to go. Even Apple is aiming for that.

  5. Ken says:

    @Patrick – true, cloud computing isn’t new. When I was studying it was called distributed computing and duller than dull things.

    However, you don’t necessarily need to be connected to access it. Most moves are to have local access that syncs changes to remote servers to store.

    Like most technology there are drawbacks and benefits – think most people in tech world think benefits outweigh the negative and are trying to educate the general public to this

    As an example of how cloud networking could vastly improve iTunes – I bought a few tracks yesterday and synched it to my iPad. Left for a meeting today with my phone and tried to listen to new songs…guess what? No access because I hadn’t synched. Would have been, to borrow a Jobsian turn of phrase, “magical”, if the song had been pushed to all my iTunes devices so I don’t need to bother. That’s what technology should be – it should just work without the user having to manage it and well implemented cloud computing is the best start

    Nerd rant over…

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