“It basically turns your shiny new computer into a dumb terminal for the web. All of your files are on the internet or what many refer to as the cloud,” Johnson writes. “I could see certain business applications that could take advantage of this browser based operating system. For most users though, this does not seem like a realistic operating system.”
Johnson writes, “Ten years ago the idea of network computers were introduced. These were stripped down machines with big pipes to the internet. They were invented because computers were expensive and hard to maintain. That was ten years ago, technology has changed. Even the cheapest computer today has enough computing power to do most of the tasks required of them. Storage also has dramatically changed. We have more than enough storage space on our local computers. Why strip these computers down to nothing to save a few dollars?”
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