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    Do you think Google subscribe to Edugeek?

    Just browsing I found this thread ;

    edugeek OS

    compare to this ;

    Google Chrome OS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    It would be like a web browser. No desktop, start menu, or anything else, just a tabbed web browser with up-to-date plugins (PDF, Java, Flash, etc). Then our day-to-day job would just involve making sure computers could switch on and boot this OS, everything else would be based on web servers.
    How close? -_^

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    A: No, because the browser-replaces-OS meme is at least a decade older than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Do you think Google subscribe to Edugeek?
    Yes - they are swiping all my best ideas, the cads! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Do you think Google subscribe to Edugeek?
    Yes they do ... and rumours are the Geoff is due an upgrade from them soon too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    A: No, because the browser-replaces-OS meme is at least a decade older than that.
    I'm a network computer and ChromeOS was my idea - Larry Ellison.

    Ellison resurrects network computer (16/11/1999)
    PC makers and electronics companies have accordingly turned their sights toward manufacturing easy-to-use "information appliances" that deliver e-mail and Web access. Thus the network computer, one of the first devices to contemplate doing away with personal hard drives and relying on network storage instead, could be positioned for a comeback--even if questions about the server end of the equation remain.

    Ellison, the flamboyant head of the world's leading database maker, said Wall Street's reaction to Liberate endorses his vision of "thin client" devices such as network computers, telephones and palm-size devices that work with applications from central computers.
    "The personal computer is a ridiculous device," Ellison said today, arguing that while information appliances won't obviate the need for PCs, the latter have hidden costs, create more labour for corporate information technology departments and don't make sense for many users with scaled-down PC needs.

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    "Everybody gets so fascinated by this device," he said of the network computer. "The interesting part is the Internet." (Source)

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