Are you bovvered?
Thre seems to be a lot of hyperbole in the tech world, but I’m undecided as yet.
Yes a new OS based on the cloud (the very same one MS is boring us to tears with) could be ‘exciting’.(I red-lined my R6 in second the other day (on a private road officer), I doubt a cloudy os will be quite that exciting).
But after a great start in netbooks, Linux adoption seems to have tailed off a little? At first they only had some home made Linux, then they got XP too. Now many of the new ones coming out only have XP. Is compatibility with existing (mainly Windows based) pcs that important?
We have 4 netbooks here, all running Linux, the kids have bagpuss Linux I have Ubuntu NBR (9.04 – with sound finally – yahoo!). Everyone seems happy. I really thought Ubuntu was the way things were going, but it doesn’t look like that right now.
Phone operating systems seem more diverse, and indeed Android is doing well there.
I dunno, Google are one of the few IT orgs that have a chance to push this sort of stuff through.
What do you think? Are you saving up for a Chrome OS netbook?