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Choosing a computer can be a tall order. Obviously, you want a device that can do everything you need it to, but there are frequently other parameters that are worth consideration. Is it compatible with old files and documents? Where can it be used and how portable is it? How much will it cost? There have traditionally been three options: Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux PCs. But a young contender in the market is shaking things up.
Chrome OS, designed by Google, is a different breed of OS. It is almost exclusively a web browser, so it definitely lacks some serious functionality. But while it may fall short in application selection, Chrome OS makes up for it in speed, ease of use, and most importantly, price. The most popular Chromebook can be bought for $250.
Amazon’s cloud storage services are going to be getting another major competitor this week: Google. We hear that this week during its I/O conference, Google will be announcing a new service that is a direct competitor with Amazon’s S3 cloud storage. Google’s service will be called Google Storage for Developers, or ‘GS’. We believe it will be available in a private beta initially. We also hear that the service will be positioned to make it very easy for existing S3 customers to make the switch to Google Storage. (more…)