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As for virusses and loosing data goes, Albert: those will not be ruled out at all! It would still be very easy for a virus to spread among your data and applications as there is no difference between how it is now, other than that your stuff isn't on your local HDD, but on a HDD on some server. There is no difference at all. And you could still loose data by doing something stupid or by a server HDD crash (although the later would be less occuring because most servers have auto-backups and are RAID systems).

Having data secured by these huge companies will make sure proper protection as anti-virus are fully working.
12-19-2009 02:33 AM
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Having data secured by these huge companies will make sure proper protection as anti-virus are fully working.
All a malicious software/site needs to abuse/steal/delete/modify all of your data is a single password. Since you are logged in to your Google account constantly it wouldn't be too hard when there is an exploit to grab that password. But even without exploits, good old scam sites will do, seems to work well for Messenger account too.

I some ways it's probably easier to mess around with your stuff in Chrome OS than in a conventional OS.

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12-19-2009 02:38 AM
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Having data secured by these huge companies will make sure proper protection as anti-virus are fully working.
All a malicious software/site needs to abuse/steal/delete/modify all of your data is a single password. Since you are logged in to your Google account constantly it wouldn't be too hard when there is an exploit to grab that password. But even without exploits, good old scam sites will do, seems to work well for Messenger account too.

I some ways it's probably easier to mess around with your stuff in Chrome OS than in a conventional OS.
Especially since ChromeOS is just based on top of Linux (Ubuntu in fact), so if there's a way to get a keylogger onto that system, boom.

And then there's the fact that you're trusting Google with all your data. I'm not saying they're going to look through it, but there's nothing stopping them. They already have provisions in place which let them read through your GMail if they want...
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Though it doesn't matter on what the OS is based on, or what kind of system it uses (running apps localy or on the cloud). A cloud OS does not make any difference regarding virusses, it is just as vulnerable  for virusses and trojans as any other local OS.
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12-19-2009 07:04 PM
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This whole 'cloud-computing' thing pisses me off. This is all Chrome OS really is, a platform installed on your computer so that you always have to use cloud computing: Blog article from my site.
12-20-2009 11:17 AM
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Or you wait for arm netbooks to come out (which have superior battery life). Then you have no choice but to run linux.

actually, windows NT is very portable, they just haven't compiled windows for any platform other than x86 and IA64 :p

in fact, windows NT was originally developed/tested on RISC and then released on x86, just so they could be sure no x86-specific code was in the OS :p
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actually, windows NT is very portable, they just haven't compiled windows for any platform other than x86 and IA64
They have.  They don't do it anymore.  Windows NT4 was available for MIPS (SGI, pre-Alpha DEC) and DEC Alpha.  It was one of "those things" that didn't go anywhere because the applications simply were not there.  There wasn't any kind of emulation environment either.

To date, Apple remains the only vendor that has successfully pulled off a hardware platform change.
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