With Google releasing its new Chrome OS, it’s a feather in the cap of the businesses who have gone virtual, and a reason for those who haven’t, to start paying attention. It’s also a great
resource for the telecommuter, provided they have an internet connection wherever they go.
For anyone that doubts how powerful the cloud is going to be, they need only look to the soon-to-be-released (June 15th), 100 percent cloud-based Google Chrome OS computer.
According to Network World.com, Google claims that 75 percent of business users can convert to the cloud based Chrome OS right away.
That’s a hefty claim and common sense says it isn’t so. However, it does spell the end of an era and the dawn of the next chapter in computing sooner than many of us expected.
What it Means for You
For the average user this doesn’t change anything today, but it will change things in the very near future. Even if you are a Microsoft user, you can bet that they will be developing these devices or incorporating their traits within the updates to your current OS.
It’s Not Here Yet
While the Google Chrome OS provides a glimpse of what’s to come, it has not provided the future quite yet.
Most of all, who is going to jump onto a completely untested device and trust their economic and business future to it?
If you’d like more of the pros and cons of the Chrome OS, check out the Network World article, Chrome OS: Ten things you can (and can’t) do with the Google PC.
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