September 29, 2014
Photoshop now available on the Google Chromebook

Photoshop comes to the Chromebook:

This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook. It’s always up-to-date and fully integrated with Google Drive, so there’s no need to download and re-upload files—just save your art directly from Photoshop to the cloud. For IT administrators, it’s easy to manage, with no long client installation and one-click deployment to your team’s Chromebooks.

Some will have big objections about “renting” software, and that’s their right, but many don’t, and this makes the Chromebook a bit less of a toy platform to work with.

Now the question is: Are the people who are the type who will pay $10/month (or more) to subscribe to Adobe and do Photoshop work the same kind who will have a Chromebook instead of a “real” computer?

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 12:05 PM
February 21, 2013
Interesting Look At The New Google Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel is not for you is a really interesting look at the new Chrome notebook from Google. Mostly the issues are around the price.

$1,300 is MacBook Air territory. It’s Lenovo Yoga 13 with 8GB of RAM and 384GB SSD territory. It’s pretty-damn-good gaming desktop-land. Hell, for $1,500 you can get a Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch or a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display. Know what those things have in common? Robust, complete operating systems with huge ecosystems of apps that can use that powerful Ivy Bridge hardware even when there’s no Internet connection available. Know what the Pixel doesn’t have?

I was excited when ChromeOS was announced, and I think it’s something new and interesting, but I don’t know exactly where it would fit in my workflow. However, a $1300 laptop is a lot of money to drop on a laptop, and for $1300 I’d expect not only the sexy hardware with fit and finish that google appears to have presented here, but also a fully functional OS, not a web browser that I can run just as easily on a crappy netbook.

Time will tell however.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 09:18 PM
December 07, 2010
Google Chrome Announcement

I know it's about an hour late, but if you're interested you can check out the Google Chrome Live feed to see what they're announcing. From what I've seen so far it's a netbook pilot program for Google Chrome OS. You can apply to be a tester for the netbook by registering here.

I'll update with a summary when things are all done.

Features and details of the new Chrome netbooks are Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 11:57 AM

December 02, 2009
The Human's Guide to Running Google Chrome OS

The awesome Gina Trapani has posted The Human's Guide to Running Google Chrome OS over on Lifehacker.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 02:12 PM
November 25, 2009
Chrome OS From a USB Key (Video)

Engadget has a video and article on Chrome OS like lightning from a USB key, with links to a torrent of the OS which can be set up to (I think) run from a USB key (with the link I mean, I know it can be set up to run off a USB key). Definitely a fun looking thing to try if you have a laptop sitting around that needs some use...

Ah, here's a site with the same download (though broken) and windows and linux install instructions.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 02:45 PM
November 24, 2009
Chrome OS Security Overview

OSNews has a Chrome OS Security Overview.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 03:06 PM
November 22, 2009
Google Chrome OS Preview

Yea, it'll be a hot topic for a while to come.... but Paul Thurrott has a really great Google Chrome OS Preview over on the winsupersite.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 04:41 PM
November 20, 2009
Chrome OS Virtual Machine Download

That didn't take long did it? Lifehacker has the Chrome OS Virtual Machine Build links ready for download in both Virtual Box and VMware formats.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 09:05 AM
November 19, 2009
Chrome OS Rundown

Engadget has a nice rundown of Chrome OS: Chrome OS is what I want, but not what I need.

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 02:13 PM
Google Chrome OS Event Live Blogs and Streaming

The Google Chrome OS announcement is under an hour away,(10AM PST). Are you ready? Gearlog will Live Blog going, and Google will be streaming it (realplayer is an option? Really?!). Anyone else know of any sites covering it Apple Keynote style?

Anyway, looking forward to it, though I expect to be disappointed. Fingers crossed :)

Chrome OS - Posted by Arcterex at 09:12 AM