Google Chrome OS features
As a Google fan web developer and tech enthusiast, I wish Google Chrome OS should have these features.
I love speed. Whether it be on road or even while browsing with a dial up connection at home.
I love to be always online. But in India that is not possible. By offline , I mean I should be able to sync my files with my Pc with an authentication. That is, I can access my files offline in different computers and sync them all together when I am connected. PcSync provided by G.ho.st is having this facility to sync your ghost drive.
As a Google fan I would love to try everything came in the name if Google. So I tried Goodos. Assuming that it would be a must have for Googlers. It was quite disappointing that it doesn’t come with chrome browser, but enough to see FireFox. It comes with Google Docs as office application. But I am not a big fan of it because I can’t even open word prosessor when I am not connected. So I want Chrome OS to be with offline apps. Docs, Orkut etc apps should be available offline and loads and save file from your Google account.
As the main storage will be Google drive, it will be nice to see “Everyone can log in to any system with their Google account." then access to local drives can be restricted for such users. This enables users to take their desktop to next level. Say “Take your desktop to everywhere." I prefer ghost as Cloud based OS because I always have my desktop with me everywhere in a browser. But the problem is, entire desktop and it’s heavy script have to be downloaded every time. As Chrome OS will be based on cloud and apps are offline, it might load faster desktop.
Cloud is insecure in real life and also In Computing. When gmail is having downtime and Twitter hosted on amazons cloud is getting hacked, security is always a question. When Google docs was introduced, Microsoft asked “Which company will allow Google to host their business secret documents”. But earlier this year Microsoft announced their Office 2010 web app. So this means people aren’t really afraid of security, but they want technology to live.
You might have seen the bottom link of Gmail which shows your last logged ips and option to log out remotely. This one should be there in Chrome OS also.
People love Google because of their open model. Support they provided for open source community is one of the key point which lead Google to success in limited time. As Google wave is announced to be open source , developers are waiting to develop apps for Chrome OS also. As android app market is growing faster and iPhone app store hit one million apps developers will try their best in chrome app development.
Apple’s new terms and conditions and rejection of long waited apps like Google voice will redirect developers to a new Market for sure.
Windows application on Chrome OS
If any Linux version can run adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver, I will quite windows in the same day. I’ve been thinking of dropping out windows from my office from the day first. Virus attacks are pain for media agencies like us. Because we access direct FTP of our clients and what if a mal ware is found on popular client web sites! Male wares like win 32 salute are nightmare for php developers. They inject script for iframe in your code and once the script is executed by a visitor , it spreads the virus visitor Pc and inject the iframe in other php files on server.
Any ways, I am waiting to see more.