Snapshot of Google Chrome OS
The newly unveiled Google Chrome OS is going to be HUGE for CDN providers offering cloud computing services.
That is, once Google has produced a functioning consumer grade product and the Chrome community has pumped enough man hours to develop some kick ass apps. It’ll take another 2-3 years before Google’s Chrome OS makes an impact on the computing world.
With a startup time of only 10 seconds, full Adobe Flash support, an online marketplace to try and purchase apps, while simultaneously eliminating the need for any CD-ROM’s, this could be one of the greatest advancements in computing since Wozniak created the Apple I in 1975. I know, it’s a bold statement, but keep in mind that Google is essentially attempting to replace centralized computing on your machine with the cloud. For those of you not familiar, cloud computing, in short, is internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like electricity. It’s a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in a new infrastructure.
You can have access to all of your photos, videos, programs, games, and documents by simply logging into your account. In the very near future, we’re only going to need machines with fat broadband connections and the capability to display some intense graphics. The rest of the workload will be utilized on the cloud.
The days of using “my computer crashed” as an excuse to get an extension on college papers will no longer fly. But look on the bright side, now you won’t have to archive all of your photos, videos, and documents on a dozen backup CD’s every year.
Check out the Chrome Webstore. We tested some of the apps on our Chrome browser. Apparently, you can install and run the apps in the Chrome web browser on your windows machine and it’ll sync with the Chrome Operating System once you purchase one.
Most of the apps in the Chrome Webstore offered no substantial value but once the heavy weight developers take a crack at this, Google Chrome OS will be one fine operating system.