A Google Computer?
by David Bidwell on 12/22/10
So It Looks Like Google Is Now making a Computer. They Came out With It at the Google Chrome Event on December 7, 2010.
They have taken a lot of the Hardware and Software from MAC Just may be because MAC stuff Seems to work. The Computer Looks like a Mac Book. Tho on the Pilot Computers they are sending people. The Computer is not branded It only has one USB Port and one Headset Jack and One VGA port. So if you want to print anything you ether have to use a WI-FI Printer or the one USB port or get a USB Expansion Hub.
This Computer only connects to the internet. Everything on the OS is done through the Google Chrome Browser. There thought on this is that Computers hardware and software was written long before the internet. Now Most people only use there Web Browser when they are on the computer. Unless you are my Grandmother and only use your computer like a big Typewriter. This can be a good thing for some people and a bad thing for others. If you only use your computer for the Internet it is a good thing. A Virus can not really hurt this computer. Nothing is stored on the computer it is all done online. Now Google Docs can be saved as a draft on the computer until you connect to a WI-FI network. In order to turn on this computer for the first time you need to be in a WI-FI network area because you log in with your G-mail account. The Google Chrome browser is based on the Safari Browser So unless you can install Firefox some websites may have a issue with it I have used Google Chrome and some websites tell you to use IE or Firefox to View them. If that became a big issue Google may have to fix this before next summer when they plan to release the computers. This Computer also has no Caps Lock Keys. The reason for this they tell us is because in there own words ” This Will Help on some of those online form posts” Really??? Who wont think of holding down the shift key. If they really want to type in caps. Lets hope it has one on those. or just hope your password is not in any upper-case letters. They also tell us that it has no Function keys. in there own words they say “We really could not find out what they where good for any way.” Really What ever happed to F5= Refresh and F1=Help Well I guess if it is only an inter net computer you wont need many other than those. That may be what they meant by that.
If any of you out there got into the pilot program and have one of these computers Let me know how you like it in the Comments Section.
1. Sarah said on 12/22/10 – 09:31PM
O – No I cant see that taking off for every one. Yes there are a lot of online games out there. but what about the Call Of Duty people…
2. David Bidwell (Site Admin) said on 12/22/10 – 09:39PM
Thanks Sarah I never thought of that Yes I use Nero and a lot of other off line programs. and also games like Doom & Descent. So for now I can’t see just having an internet computer that just goes online. It may be the way in the future tho. When the internet gets faster they will have more online run Programs. but for now the internet is not everywhere yet and not fast and reliable everywhere not just yet.
3. said on 12/22/10 – 09:45PM
Ok who the hell still plays Doom any more and Descent Just Sucked. you can get Doom on your Ipod now good god if you still play those you are so lame. That was 80’s time dude. Ya Call of Duty is great…
4. Jill said on 12/22/10 – 09:47PM
If this was not the Big Christmas item what Was?
5. Sue said on 12/22/10 – 09:50PM
I can see one of these computer for some one that is always on the road. but not for your home use. but if your working on the road and loose your computer in some airport check point…LOL you will not loose any data. it is all online.
6. Tara said on 12/22/10 – 09:52PM
I Do not know what the big Item was this year that people where Standing in long lines and killing over. I really don’t think there was one this year. May be people learned from the past years… NA Don’t think so wait til next year.
7. Michelle said on 12/22/10 – 09:56PM
Ok not everyone likes the big games like Call of Duty. Some people do not have time to get into the big games. Just because you play older games does not make you lame.
8. said on 12/22/10 – 09:58PM
Yes it does Michelle you must be one of those people that can not try anything new. Get a Life man.
9. Mat said on 12/22/10 – 10:00PM
Whacktose You need to take a Chill pill man. Cant everyone Just get alone