Originally Posted by TowerGrove
Google chrome books have proven to be less than stellar in the marketplace http://m.slashdot.org/story/185881
and both Microsoft and Adobe have received very negative reviews on their subscription services in regards to the consumer market. People don't want yet another subscription to pay for each month. It's been said in the media with netflix, cable tv subs and all these other services in peoples lives that subscription fatigue is setting in. The consumer will decide the direction tech will go with their wallets.
Also while Sony doesn't produce Bluray PC drives they will be front and center in the new ps4 and they still make bluray home drives for your television.
Hopefully Sony Electronics as we know it will still be in business in the future it's good that both Sony entertainment and the Sony Electronics business units have
the behemoth cash rich Sony insurance and financial services arm with deep pockets for a sugar daddy if need be .
Sony overall FY 1st quarter profits ( April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 ) while a very small percentage of revenue were encouraging despite declining sales.and profits . It seems the movie business is in a little better shape (not great ) than the device business. while the sound and music business units are better yet .
Some of the newer Chromebooks are evolving with some local storage and more powerful X86 Intel Celeron and core i3 i5 embedded processors and it is likely the Chrome OS and apps will evolve to utilize that additional power The new Chromebooks with these features are considerably faster .
I agree Google Drive/Google Docs could be faster and more functional . So I"m not ready to loose MS Office just yet. I used SAP over Unix at work for years
more lately always connected. SAP/Unix is fast in the cloud that I can tell you. I suspect Chrome OS will evolve in that direction with added speed and functionality
Actually if they just sort it out a bit it will satisfy the needs of the majority of the home users and considering the tablet market I'm sure Google has thought of that it is certainly within their capabilities and far superior to a PC tablet .
. Once they sort it out.*if they sort it out give it some additional functionality they could even put an optional touch screen GUI in it .
and with Acer ,Samsung ,HP and other vendor partners it could evolve . Don't know if it will but it could..
Chrome is developing windows apps to run Chrome applications (other than a browser or Google drive/docs ) within windows without much if any significant overhead penalty..
that's something M$ and many others should be wary of Google has very good code writers not to mention deep pockets .I saw good code with their first search engine and later with the browser.
I will have to read the article you linked thank you for posting that never hurts to learn something . and to your point about subscriptions that certainly has validity I have my share here .
I remember outside of enterprise when we all voted with our wallets and still do with Microsoft.windows ............. Because we had no choice, they ruled the roost with whatever they wanted to give us for many years .and still do but there are Linux and Apple now for the malcontents ,
, I have a Linux Ubuntu partition on this drive it is fast OS (but not for average home user) I use Windows 7x64 on 2 PC's at home here most of the time
it's actually pretty decent ..
.Edited by tubetwister - 10/20/13 at 1:25am