You may have heard of the new Google Chrome web browser. In fact, it is what I am using right now. The funny thing is that I didn’t learn about from the internet, but from Luke Laprasi, who is maybe even more of a computer nerd than me, who always tells everyone his favorite products. I was skeptical at first, I admit. Then, we were using our school’s brand new mini-computers (I just got my own yesterday!) on our Social Studies Wiki, when I decided to try it out. Immediately, I knew that I had found something that was amazing, and something that was going to improve my internet experience. It was simple, easy, and best of all, super fast. When I got home, I logged on to my laptop and downloaded it. I spent hours playing with it and figuring out all of it’s new features.
I don’t know for sure, but I assume that Google Chrome must’ve been pretty popular, because, as you probably know, they are making a computer, called the Google Chrome OS.
The OS is built around the same thing as Google Chrome is: It’s easy to use, and it’s super fast. As John Chow points out in this video, people spend most of their time on the internet.
However, the internet used to be slow, and the computers were designed accordingly. Now it’s fast, though, so Google decided to make a new computer which reflected that change.
Most people, when they turn on the computer, just want to get onto the internet, but the computer has to do other things, which take time to load.
The Google Chrome OS is different in that it is not stored on your computer, but instead the internet. That means that as long as you have internet access, you can access your computer, even from your phone.
Google has said that this isn’t intended to be people’s main computer, and it certainly shouldn’t be; there are important documents that only you should be able to have access to. Because, while it is secure, there are some things that you simply don’t risk.
For example, my dad, a psychologist, wouldn’t be aloud to use it because it has to be 100% secure.
I think that it could be a good addition if you have enough money to search the internet. In other words, you would search the internet on your OS, and do everything else on your regular computer.
So, what do you think of the OS (coming in 2010!)?
Update: I made a video about this: