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News Google netbooks set to hit market

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 15 Feb 2010.

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  2. shanky887614

    shanky887614 New Member

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    andriod all the way becasue isnt google chrome just a glorified internete browser?
     
  3. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    you could argue that android is just a glorified smartphone OS
     
  4. Dave Lister

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    I'd go with android, don't like the idea of cloud computing at all.
     
  5. crazyceo

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    The real problem they will face is the consumer. They only want to buy Windows. This isn't aimed at starting a flame war.

    Every netbook sold with a linux distro has not gone on to success. As soon as they release the same model but with a Windows OS it sells a hell of alot more.
     
  6. NuTech

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    Google taking ChromeOS and Android to market is really odd, it's like they've now backed themselves into a corner. I'd prefer to see ChromeOS acting as an optional UI for Android-based netbooks.

    The smart thing Apple has done is keep the visual appearance of iPhoneOS with the updated iPad version. Non-techsavvy users love this because it's not another device they have to learn to use.

    Back on topic, regarding the CPU, I never knew that it could make such a big difference to battery life. I always thought the LCD screen was the biggest limiting factor.
     
  7. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    It's true, people like me want Windows on our laptops (or netbooks in this case). Not as much as on desktops, as there aren't the same driver issues, but there are a lot of games etc that will only work on Windows.
     
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    seems like google have shot them selves in the foot with is.

    This could, and more than likely will, split the sales of each OS and if they come to merge them like they said they more than likely would at some point, surly that would just create customer confusion for the people who are non-techsavvy users.
     
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    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    does android not require a touchscreen to work properly? if the interface is not made for mouse and keyboard could be disasterous
     
  10. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    If it doesn't run a "full-fat" OS I'm not interested. Windows or Linux for my computers, thank you very much.
     
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    Android & ChromeOS will merge soon enough, I see ChromeOS becoming more of an app package for net connected Android machines.
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Android is most likely be the successor between the two, at least until Cloud really takes off then Chrome may have the advantage since thats what its aiming towards
     
  13. Fruitloaf

    Fruitloaf Tinkerer

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    Super thin and light laptop with long battery life that will hopefully have a swivel touch screen running Android so it has plenty of apps. Yes please just sell me it for £300 not full fat laptop prices.
     
  14. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    More choice = good for the consumer.
    Open standards = good for the consumer.
     
  15. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    the line between smart phones and laptops blurs further
     
  16. crazyceo

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    Is this going to end up like one of those Crapple iTampax things?
     
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    I've tried Chrome OS on my laptop, Dell 1720. And I for one would love to dual boot it along side windows. 12sec boot time from a thumb drive, and on the internet after login in less time than getting to the login screen Vs. Windows. That's just beautiful. I do prefer Chrome as my browser when I'm inside windows as a side note against Firefox.
    I would not be able to just drop Windows however, or Ubuntu that I'm currently dual booting with. But to enable Chromium to boot from hitting the "Dell Media" button instead of the power button would be very useful. Unfortunately, the Chrome OS is still not ready for Main stream use due to a lack of driver support, which is a shame.
     
  18. ssj12

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    thats because the general consumer are idiots when it comes to PCs.
     
  19. ernestBurney

    ernestBurney Who What Where?

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    95% of consumers couldnt tell you the difference between a hard drive and a cpu. FACT.
     
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    I thought all smart phones are net enable?
     
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