Nice Piece of hardware. $10,000? Cough.. Did I read that right? QEMU maybe slower but it is $10,000 cheaper and I am in no hurry!
7 posts • joined 23 Jul 2009
It is not about privacy or freedom, it is about 'free'. By using Chrome OS you are giving your data away for free. Chrome OS is not designed for local file storage and I would not be surprised if the production Chrome appliance came with a read only file system.
Google are not benignly offering free online storage, Google has an insatiable appetite for all data.
The contents of your hard drive, your data, your pictures emails and documents may have no value to me, or to Joe hacker, but what if you had access to every hard drive on the planet?
What if that (suitably anonymized ) data could be analyzed and correlated statistically?
Would that data set have value to you?
Think about it.
Microsoft will never get this WGA or DRM key thing right, it's not in their interest. Sure they what to sell you Windows.. Sure they want to tax you on your new PC. Ultimately they want MS Windows running on your PC whether or not it's a genuine copy. Think of the massive discounts they give to OEMs to keep windows on the desktop. Think of the massive discounts that they gave to governmental departments when the latter were thinking of switching to Linux.. Market share counts for too much.
I'm a PC, I'm. a Mac, I'm a Slacker.
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