Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Free" Google Chrome OS cloud notebook: $15/month - Computerworld Blogs

A subscription service for the Chrome notebooks is not a something I had considered. It might just work actually. I will be anxious to see how Google delivers this to market.

"Free" Google Chrome OS cloud notebook: $15/month - Computerworld Blogs

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A fix for the sound problem, and a little press

The NYT has a nice introductory article about the CR 48

New York Times (blog)
Called the Cr-48 — the name is the chemical symbol for an unstable isotope of the element Chromium — the matte-black notebook boots up Google's Chrome ...
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And here is ZDnets typical user article that gives a pretty good representation of what the average user might find attractive

Also a fix for the glitchy sound problem that came out with the last update. Your CR 48 needs root access, so I will be waiting till the next Google update to correct this, but if you are into modifying your CR 48 take a look here 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Hands On

... another of the many hands on videos

And this is an interesting outlook on Googles future
Google needn't look far for ways to keep growing
Chicago Tribune
... behind Research in Motion and slightly ahead of Apple, according to ComScore Inc. Notebookcomputers running Google's Chrome OS operating system will be ...
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Second ChromeOS update just arrived

I haven't had a chance to see what changes might have been made, but here is the screen shot

and here is the screen scrape (Official Build ede4cb9c) beta x86-mario

Google Chrome





User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; CrOS i686 0.9.128; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/8.0.552.344 Safari/534.10

Command Line

/opt/google/chrome/chrome --login-manager --enable-gview --log-level=1 --enable-logging --disable-seccomp-sandbox --no-first-run --user-data-dir=/home/chronos --login-profile=user --in-chrome-auth --apps-gallery-title=Web Store --apps-gallery-url= --enable-login-images --enable-tabbed-options --disable-domui-menu --scroll-pixels=4 --compress-sys-feedback Flash#Shockwave Flash 10.1 r103;application/x-shockwave-flash --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --flag-switches-begin --enable-advanced-fs --flag-switches-end

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A rumored release of more CR48 notebooks to ship this month

From a link at Reddit, there is a rumor of more CR48's to be released. Lets hope so more CR48 and ChromeOS on the web

Spotlight: A Month with Google's Chrome OS & CR48 Notebook ...
By Ronald Lewis
Cinchcast recording on the future of operating systems, Chrome OS & Google's CR48 notebook, and cloud computing.
Ronald Lewis -
Chrome SO what? « Lost Press Marketing
By David
There are a number of very interesting questions asked via the Chrome CR48 Notebook survey and I have done some basic analysis on what I see as the rational or logic behind Google needing to ask this information on those applying for ...
Lost Press Marketing -
Google Reveals Plan To Remove H.264 Support From Chrome - Techweet
By Techweet Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Hands On - German. 1:55. This new upcoming tablet dazzles with Google Android's new Honeycomb OS, Google Maps 5.0, a 1280x800 screen and much more. 1:18. Seriously. ...
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Google Science Fair: First Global Online Science Competition ...
By Rhonda Callow
The prizes are remarkable, like a 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, scholarships from Google (up to $50000!), LEGO products, Android phone, Google Chrome notebook, and more! ...
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Flash problems, information about Google Notebook Cr-48 |
By Peter
How: install each operating system on the Google-CR 48 chrome notebook We have already seen that it is possible, Windows, OS to install OS notebook X or other operating systems on Google'sCR 48 chrome. Now, an independent developer has ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

After A month

After using the CR48 for over a month now, my initial observations haven't changed much.
Battery Life is great (7-8) continuous use, probably a week on standby)
Flash still crashes out the browser sometimes (optimistic that this will be ironed out)
I can conduct most everyday communication and work in the cloud. Specialized software for me is only required for music or video work.

The Press is also pretty active on it, but rehashing many of the same points.

GEEK STUFF: Google cr-48 with Chrome OS - mdweb
By admin
Even though the notebook itself is great, the biggest thing about the cr-48 or chrome OS is getting used to doing everything inside the browser. Google want everyone to use the 'cloud'. I was very surprised to notice, how long I could ...
mdweb - video stinks on Google Cr-48, Adobe is working on it |
By Peter
The first laptops Google chrome Cr-48 started arriving today and although by all accounts is well designed hardware and the operating system is easy to use and quick to load, there is one glaring problem: Adobe Flash support seem to stink at the moment. ... How: install each operating system on the Google-CR 48 chrome notebook We have already seen that it is possible, Windows, OS to install OS notebook X or other operating systems on Google's CR 48 chrome. ...

Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Review
Notebook Review
Not only do I enjoy using Caps Lock when typing, but I fail to understand the need for a dedicated search button when the Google Chrome browser has a ...
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Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Review - Gadget Reviews
By admin
The Google Cr-48 is a prototype notebook currently being checked in Google's pilot program for the Chrome haping system. Google hopes consumers and businesses.
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Unboxing: Google Chrome OS Notebook [Cr-48]
By admin
Unboxing: Google Chrome OS Notebook [Cr-48]. January 11th, 2011 | Author: admin. I was advantageous abundant to be called by Google to testing their new and accessible Chrome OS software. The Cr-48 anthology apparent in this video was ...
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Comeback Kids: Google Chrome OS – The Cloud and Open Source Swan ...
By Lindsworth
Google Chrome OS, the Open Source Cloud based Operatng System said to be the ultimate challenger to Microsoft Windows on Netbooks that was based on.
Geezam -

Sunday, January 9, 2011

More CR48 Google Chrome OS on the web

Its been a little over a month now since the first CR48 went out. There is still a lot of press about it daily

Google Investor: Google Begins 2011 Above $600 (Charts) *Regains ...
By Google Investor
In addition, Google announced the launch of the Samsung Nexus S Android ( Gingerbread OS) smartphone and the opening of the eBooks Store. At the Google Chrome Event, the Chrome Web Store was launched, the Chrome Notebook was unveiled, ...
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Using Google Docs to Manage your Finances
By Jonathan
Since getting my Cr-48 Google Chrome notebook I have been using Google Docs more and more. I decided to search the Google Docs Template Gallery to see if there were any templates to help me with this resolution. ...
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Beta or Development channel? - Chrome OS Lounge
By rtrev
I just noticed that if I choose Wrench -> About Chrome OS -> More Info: I get a choice to be on either the Beta or the Development channel. I. ... I believe I' ve had one update thus far but its hard to tell with no changelog and haven't kept track of the numbers. I don't think Google cares where you have it set as you are given the option in the first place. -- Chrome OS ... By StMotorSpark in forum CR-48 Chrome Notebook. Replies: 9. Last Post: 12-29-2010, 06:21 PM ...
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IT News HeadLines (TechSpot) 08/01/2011
By abdthebest
Google Chrome 9.0.597.45 Beta for Windows Google Chrome's development is high- paced and version numbers are not very significant, but here's Chrome 7.0. .... Nvidia GeForce Ion NotebookGraphic Drivers v 266.35 Beta for Windows Vista/7 64 -bit. Driver Date: 1/4/2011 OS Support: Windows Vista / 7 64-bit ...
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Tech Age: Android Running on a Google Chrome Notebook
By the Grinch
Android Running on a Google Chrome Notebook. Knowing Google, we expected that the Cr-48 Notebook – also affectionately known as the Chrome Notebook – wouldn't be against a crafty developer or two hacking away at its insides. ...
Tech Age -

Friday, January 7, 2011

Prediction for Google Chrome OS

Prediction Google Chrome OS notebooks will be introduced at under $100 in mid-2011

Next Big Future - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Google in December unveiled a beta version of its Chrome OS notebook, dubbed Cr-48. Google plans to release two, Intel-based Chrome OS notebooks from Acer ...

This could be a possibilty