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March 12th 2010 6:22 pm

How long has Google been planning on doing this?

They've been releasing and refining their various web services for years now, and with all the advertising revenue they've been bringing in, they've been pretty much free to do what they want with them without worry about how they're going to sustain them.

It would have been silly to release Chrome OS before things like Gmail, Docs and Reader were as good as they are today, and the Chrome Browser could have been the sandbox for some of the technologies they intend to implement in Chrome OS.

I think Google have been planning this for a long time now, and I'm talking years. If there's one thing that all of their products and services are in need of is a way to bring them together into one particular place: the Desktop.

What do other people think?

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I wouldn't be surprised, it makes a lot of sense for them to roll this out the way they have.

They have the Google phone and tablets are already in the works. Desktops and laptops are the final frontier for them.

I'm more interested in seeing the minimum system requirements for the OS and seeing if I can get it to run on an old laptop I have from 1999.
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Well, Google stated that it will be an SSD-only affair since they want to wow people over with fast boot times of about a second. Although, the alpha version currently runs on hard disk. It would be a lot of unnecessary work for Google to include driver support for old hardware such as your 1999 laptop, so I wouldn't expect them to do so.
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I agree, it most likely will not work with a laptop that old (at least not out of the box) but I can wish. I'd be willing to install a SSD if I could find one with IDE connections and if the cost was crazy.

Right now the best OS I've found for it is Ubuntu but with the date of the bios, all I can run on it is Dapper Drake (6.06). It works well enough with that though and I have no problems with it, it's actually a very reliable machine, IBM used to know how to make a laptop.
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Welcome Google ..............
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What bout TallyERP9 is this work on this os
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