Google has announced they will release the Chrome Operating System in 2010. This OS is for netbooks and takes full advantage of the cloud. Thus, less of a need for a hard drive and a much quicker machine. In fact, they are currently boasting of a 7 second boot-up time. The success of a Chrome OS can mean a huge leap in cloud computing and hopefully more e-learning tools and apps on the cloud too.
How would this make for a faster machine? Because it uses less hard drive space? Loading apps from the internet is much slower than loading from disk. Maybe you mean "the illusion of a faster machine"?ReplyDelete
You are correct that the lack of a hard drive does not make it a faster machine. My post is worded poorly in that regard and thank you for clarifying this. However, they are designing it to be a faster netbook than what is currently available.
Here is more info on on Chrome OS, including their intent on design it for speed and security. Reuters Chrome OS article