First attempt to open a downloaded Word doc failed – clicking the browser refresh function worked
Copying a file from DVD produced this error, even though it did actually copy OK to the Downloads area on the SSD
Clicking for more info on an app in the Chrome Extensions web page delivered this result
If you've not used Picasa before, you'll need to make sure you've set up a profile first
The main Picasa page reports that your computer is incompatible – nice
Picasa video upload fail: the file did end up on the site, but wouldn't play
Cloud Print is in beta – 'nuff said
No MKV support and no suitable player apps available either
Logging in again to the resume from last session screen – a refresh brought up the site but not the same page
Next page: Clouded vision
Was Chrome, as an OS still born?
I'm increasingly not seeing the point Chrome when I can buy a Windows device that does more the money. OTOH, as a desktop/Netbook play, I could see Android (with full Chrome browser experience) succeeding where Chrome is clearly failing.
Good review BTW; it's about time a reviewer took Chrome by the balls.
I am a bit surprised that Pi can't do an IDE. It may be far below modern standards (I assumed it would be on par with a PIII 700 rather than a PII 300 but either way), but it was not so very long ago we were using 300MHz PII with 256Mb RAM as desktop PCs - I worked with Visual C++ 6, Borland JBuilder and MS Office on such PCs as did everyone else, probably only a decade ago. And those PCs had nothing in the way of GPU acceleration at all.
And with Linux being so much faster than Windows (semi serious Linux barb) that should make it usable as a low-power PC. If not why not?
No device that needs 100% Internet, 100% of the time is ever going to work unless you have pre-loaded front end apps that can support Internet outages in the short term.
As a writer I use Google Docs to do a lot of work on the road. When Google is not available all I have on my PC is a 1K shortcut to my doc which does nothing for me.
Put it on the cloud, that is fine, but give me a copy to play with.
Re: I already have a virus-free up-to-date OS
I like Windows 7 as much as the next man but calling it virus free is worse than a Mac fanboi saying his platform is virus free.
Chrome OS has Linux at its core, and I believe the apps run in sandboxed web browser processes. You really shouldn't bother with computers if you think that's the same level of security as Windows 95.
@ Charles Calthorp - Re: when my raspberry pi comes
That Pi fits into that tin as much as this girl fits into these shorts: http://momgrind.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/muffintop.JPG