Google Chrome OS – Computer is no more personal
When I started using computer years ago, a tag-line inspired me was “Computer is more personal now” I think its of Intel or HP. But now, when it comes to Google Chrome OS, “computer is no more personal”. I’ll explain why.
This is the part I love!. As you are not storing anything locally, you don’t have to (or you can’t) actually download any files. Files downloaded are being transferred to gDrive automatically. So even the download source website has removed the files, you can have it on your gDrive.
Chrome Doesn’t Store anything locally
As per latest information available on the Internet, Chrome will not be saving any personal data on local computer when you operate it. Everything is stored on Google Account’s GDrive. I still love to call it gDrive even Google just implemented it with Docs.
Anyone can log in to any computer
As there is no data stored on local computer, no user accounts are created locally. You just need a Google Account to login to PC from anywhere. So you can login to any computer from anywhere using any login credentials.
Utilizing Google’s new OAuth login API lets you login account with OpenID, Yahoo and many popular site accounts. So there is huge rush for making use of these accounts also to let access Chrome OS
No more Downloads
As for now, gDrive lets you upload up to 1GB. But you can add storage anytime for cost of 5$ per year for 20GB onwards. But the thing is, Google might not let you store illegal materials like Cracked applications, Pirated movies and songs etc. I’m watching that one though!
Anyways, computer is not gonna be personal anymore. And chances you get sued if you lost your Google account password is very high. Now tell me what you think? Will you be trashing Windows from your PC and install Chrome OS which boots in less than two seconds?