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Re: Google Thread
« Reply #450: February 10, 2011, 06:03:10 PM »
I don't see that happening.

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« Reply #451: February 10, 2011, 06:08:46 PM »
I don't see that happening.

Maybe, maybe not.  I wouldn't underestimate Google's ability to sell at a loss in order to establish marketplace presence.  Worked just fine for Lexus and Microsoft.

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« Reply #452: February 10, 2011, 06:09:53 PM »
That's if google sells it themselves.  Is that the plan or is the plan to make the OS available to other manufacturers to use, ala Android?

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« Reply #453: February 10, 2011, 06:16:44 PM »
Point taken.

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« Reply #454: February 10, 2011, 06:28:14 PM »
all of your points are taken, but you have to understand though....

there is just not enough here in ChromeOS, and especially in a computer like the one I have to warrant charging more than 150. there is no way this thing (CR-48) would be sold at a loss for 150. it can't possibly have cost that much to make.

I suppose they could up the specs to sell it for more. or other companies could add pointless shovelware to it.

but i honestly don't see any ChromeOS notebook selling for more than 200. I just don't.  not based on my experience with this CR-48.

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« Reply #455: February 10, 2011, 06:30:54 PM »
Yet you can't find an atom netbook for less than $250.  I'm assuming the thing is running an atom chip, so I expect them to price it comparably.  Of course there is no "MS Tax" since ChromeOS should be free, but I still think they will try to price it at $250 at least.  I'm with you though, I think that would be too much.

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« Reply #456: February 10, 2011, 07:31:52 PM »
Yet you can't find an atom netbook for less than $250.  I'm assuming the thing is running an atom chip, so I expect them to price it comparably.  Of course there is no "MS Tax" since ChromeOS should be free, but I still think they will try to price it at $250 at least.  I'm with you though, I think that would be too much.

atom netbooks also have like 250gb hard drives and such.

these ChromeOS notebooks won't have that kind of thing.

the CR-48 for example, has 16gb total.

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« Reply #457: February 10, 2011, 07:34:40 PM »
That's a good point.  They could sell it as being really good at specific things instead of going the "jack of all trades, master of none" route that netbooks try for.

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Re: Google Thread
« Reply #458: February 10, 2011, 07:42:39 PM »
atom netbooks also have like 250gb hard drives and such.

these ChromeOS notebooks won't have that kind of thing.

the CR-48 for example, has 16gb total.
But that's flash/ssd, right?

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« Reply #459: February 10, 2011, 08:08:29 PM »
But that's flash/ssd, right?

Probably very cheap MLC NAND chips, like what you'd get in a USB thumb drive (which are grossly overpriced btw)

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« Reply #460: February 10, 2011, 11:23:06 PM »
its SSD.

thats a requirement for all ChromeOS devices, as far as I can remember.

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« Reply #461: February 10, 2011, 11:41:53 PM »
its SSD.

thats a requirement for all ChromeOS devices, as far as I can remember.

Right, but that doesn't strike what I said.  All SSDs are NOT created equal.

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Re: Google Thread
« Reply #462: March 19, 2011, 12:28:01 PM »
Chrome has become my PDF reader.

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« Reply #463: March 19, 2011, 01:06:20 PM »
Chrome has become my PDF reader.

It's bad at charts and graphs

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« Reply #464: March 19, 2011, 01:12:37 PM »
It's bad at charts and graphs

Oh I have no illusions about it being the best one out there, but it's quick, I don't use PDFs much, and I already have it installed as my secondary browser anyway, so why not?

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« Reply #465: March 19, 2011, 09:04:56 PM »
Oh I have no illusions about it being the best one out there, but it's quick, I don't use PDFs much, and I already have it installed as my secondary browser anyway, so why not?

I use it too, but it's funny when you get to a complex plot and it tells you that it can't render it so you should use Acrobat.

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« Reply #466: March 26, 2011, 03:28:07 PM »

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« Reply #467: March 26, 2011, 04:20:17 PM »
I'd love for it to be something like Lala.  Scan my library, link to what songs I already own, and allow me to stream from anywhere through a web app or smartphone app.  Then also allow me to purchase songs from the site, download a hard copy, but also remember my purchase and allow me to stream it as well, so I don't have to copy the actual file onto my device or burn a cd, etc.

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« Reply #468: March 26, 2011, 08:42:16 PM »
I'd love for it to be something like Lala.  Scan my library, link to what songs I already own, and allow me to stream from anywhere through a web app or smartphone app.  Then also allow me to purchase songs from the site, download a hard copy, but also remember my purchase and allow me to stream it as well, so I don't have to copy the actual file onto my device or burn a cd, etc.

So Google Lulu or Lolo

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« Reply #469: March 31, 2011, 05:02:15 PM »
aaaaaand now Google has a Like Button.

http://www.google.com/+1/button/

integrates with your Google Profile.

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« Reply #470: March 31, 2011, 05:07:50 PM »
I don't see the +1 button.

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« Reply #472: March 31, 2011, 05:09:38 PM »
I just +1'd WNFF, after you enable the feature, search for WNFF and see if it shows that.

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Re: Google Thread
« Reply #473: March 31, 2011, 05:12:16 PM »
Yeah, I did, but it's still not there :shrug:

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« Reply #474: March 31, 2011, 05:12:52 PM »
Yeah, I did, but it's still not there :shrug:

log out, then back in to your google account.

then do a google search for something.