Google Chrome OS is a huge Disappointment, nothing more than browser
So, did you try Google Chrome OS as a Virtual Machine? If No, you may be eager to test drive it eagerly. I will tell you How did I find it’s first look. One question popped up while looking at it is that “Is it worth calling it an Operating system?” May be I was over expecting but using it is more or less like browsing on Google Browser.
When you say “Operating system“, what clicks your mind is a different world with their rules and traditions. If you are thinking of like having different programs, new softwares then STOP. It’s a browser and cloud-based OS for netbooks designed to be fast, simple and secure. Chrome OS doesn’t support hard drives, only solid-state storage, and runs only Web-based applications. There is no desktop-type software programs allowed.
Installation or Virtualization is as simple as that, download Google Chrome OS image and run it as Virtual machine using Sun VirtualBox. If you are first time user or face difficulty, follow step by step Google Chrome OS Installation procedure at TechCrunch. You need a Google account to enter in.
After spending sometime, I am trying to make some opinions on the new operating system from Google. There are several things that are clear from the very beginning:
It is lightweight: A system without any complications, simple, to the point, gives the sensation of little perceived to applications that consume few resources and weigh little. This is what makes Chrome OS is so light. Despite being mounted on a virtual machine, I found it quite fast.
Web Only: Yes, that is, as mentioned, Chrome is the Web OS. It’s your gateway to Web world just like a web browser but more secure. Does any other OS give you that functionality?
There is no sense of operating system: It doesn’t seems you’re driving really an operating system as it gives you the feeling that you are browsing the Internet using Google Chrome browser. In this respect, Chrome OS much disappointed me.
While moving, what I found surprising is the presence of Download Feature because all you save is in cloud not in Locally. Now or in near future, Google will realize the need of Local Folder in Google operating system. I was unable to do anything with the downloaded file.
In short, all that hype created by Google OS and its presentation is not that bad because in near future, we may see a much more developed system. Meanwhile, we begin to see Chromium on cheap netbooks,with multitude of possibilities of connections acquired by users who already own a computer and need a solution to walk down the street.