Google’s Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS.

First impressions:

The OS is the browser!

When the system boots up the only thing you can interact with is the browser. There isn’t an option to load other “applications”. Google doesn’t let you touch the hard drive either.

This is the the culmination of the idea that the browser is the OS…. The tech press scoffed at it 4 years ago.

What this concept needs, to make it a usable reality, is ubiquitous wireless internet (Verizon or ClearWire WiMax) and the user coming to grips with relying on “cloud computing” to hold all of their personal information.

This is the first major shot fired in a coming war between desktop “private” and mobile “cloud” computing.

Please check out the video from Google about the Chrome OS

Richmond Code Camp 2009.2

Richmond Code Camp 2009.2

I strongly recommend theRichmond Code Camp.

Every .net developer in the Richmond, VA area should take the time to learn at this incredible free resource.

This round I attended the following sessions:

  • PowerShell Intro – Brian Hartsock
  • MVC Contrib and MVC Futures – Steve Bodnar
  • Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure – James Bender
  • Database Design for Developers – Andy Leonard