Alas! Chrome Notebooks have finally made their long awaited debut! Yesterday Engadget got the chance to play with the Samsung Series 5 Chrome Notebook just after the Google I/O event. They shot a nice hands-on video that I think most of you apiring ‘chromies’ will enjoy.
Like many millions around the world, I watched the launch of the new MacBook Air with interest. Unlike most, I was more interested in the possible impact the new Air may have on the netbook market and more-so; on the upcoming Chrome OS netbooks. In most parts the Air failed to disappoint…well, apart from the exorbitant pricing (which we have come to expect).
Well, HP made a resounding statement a few days ago by releasing a video advert flaunting the features of it’s upcoming Slate device.
We ran a story about a week ago relaying the rumour that Google might be planning on releasing their own branded netbook running Chrome OS. AS a follow up to this article, I found a great video discussion on this possibility and what exactly this may mean for the netbook market. Check it out and let us know what you think!
This is Google’s fancy new Chrome Browser advert. It seems like one thing that Google is never short of is creativity whether it be in their product development or more recently, it’s advertising techniques.
There have been many questions raised in the last few weeks regarding how secure private information will be in Chrome OS. Due to the fact that no data is stored on the hard drive (like traditional operatining systems) but rather on the “cloud”; there is much concern on what Google may do with all this information. This yet again presents a huge risk of loss of data if anything ever happens to the Google servers.
Ok, so this is an awesome video release by the Google Dev Team. This tutorial basically aims to explain the functions of Goiogle Chrome and why it might turn out to be important. They emphasize the importance of web browsing and try to justify why Chrome OS is such a “bare bones” OS and why it is so centered on the Chrome browser.
Recently I uploaded a guide on how to download and install Google’s Chrome Operating system. Even though this guide was quite sufficient for the more profficient computer users, I thought it would be great to share a step by step video guide as well.
Google wave is probably still the most mysterious of Google’s upcoming software releases. We’ve all heard much about the anticipated Chrome OS, and we do have a relatively clear idea of what it’s going to do.
I thought it would be great to hear from the Google team, and what they feel the software will be most useful for
Chrome OS is a very lightweight operating system designed for cloud computing. Despite all of this I was still very surprised at the super fast boot times Google achieved with it. Google completely re-thought the way that a computer is supposed to start up and did away with the most unnecessary things that we see in Windows and Apple configurations.
One thing I noticed though is that Google is apparently “doing away with hard disks and is adopting SSD support” for the new OS. This to me implies that it won’t work on traditional hard drives and will only work on “Google certified netbooks”. Maybe this means most of us won’t be able to “upgrade but rather buy brand new machines.
I thought this looked really cool. Google has finally completed its first two cities in 3d building view. As we all know Google “invented” the street view and it seems like they are taking things to a whole new level.
I looked up some videos to show just what this update is capable of doing. It’s absolutely awesome and it’s as if you are actually flying over the city. One then wonders how Google plans to integrate such software as Google Earth into Chrome OS; there was hardly any mention of this in their current previews of the software.
This video was released in may this year but a lot of people hadn’t seen it yet.
For myself, I think Google Wave is the most amazing peace of software yet from google. We are all waiting for it with much anticipation. Just like any other piece of software only time will tell how great or aweful it may be. As for now all we have to go by are previews and leaks like the one below.