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10 Reasons Why Chrome OS Is No 'Windows Killer'

Jul 09, 2009, 12:03 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

"Chrome OS Depends On the Internet

"Yes, Google can cache app sessions and data, and enable a system to function offline. But let's be clear: Chrome OS represents a lot more reliance on the Internet than Windows, Mac OS or other brands of Linux do.

"For example, Google seems to imply that instead of drivers, Chrome OS will connect to devices via the Web. Lose Internet connectivity? You can't print!

"Michael Jackson died, and the entire Internet nearly ground to a halt. In mid-May, most of Google's own services were completely unavailable for an hour. And even when the Internet and Google servers are functioning normally, the local connection to the Internet can be shut down for a wide variety of reasons.

"Total reliance on the Internet is all fun and games until that connection is lost. Then what?"

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