Google announces new operating system, goes head-to-head with Microsoft Comment WordPress (7) Facebook () Google+ 7 Responses Kevin Elks I have recently brought a new PC and asked for Linux and Windows to be put on so I could compare the two systems. the chap building the PC tried Linux and was full of praise for it as he was with the bundle of free generic Microsnot Office software that was with Linux. Guess what, when I got the PC it only had Windows on it with the excuse that Linux might have been causing a conflict. It seems that there is a full load of brainwashing going on when it comes to Microsnot. I have often wondered why it is not against the UK and EU anti-competition laws to have new PC’s pre-loaded with Windows or is it just the same old business that the wealthy giants can get away with anything they like, even murder, Blair and Bush did. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm Kevin Elks I would add another point to my previous post. I would prefer to have all the software on my PC because not everywhere has high speed internet access. For instance I spend time in the Philippines (Cagayan De Oro City) and even when broadband is available it is slow compared with the UK. I see that for some, even those in the countryside in the UK, web based software and storage could be a severe problem. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm James I too spend time working abroad – Tbilisi Georgia and the internet while abundant by comparison to some countries is very slow. You get 2 meg if your lucky and the wind is blowing strong behind your workstation. My internet used to be crippled during the day and would prohibit me using the net for anything at all. If i used the cloud I would have been sat with my head in the clouds waiting for stuff to come down the pipe all day. The cloud works in a thriving metropolis where everyone has T1 / T3 hardwired to their a-hole. The cloud is nonsense anywhere a bullet proof connection isn’t available. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 17, 2009 at 11:21 pm Timbo D Totally agree guys! The idea that we are all tethered to an internet connection is a mistaken one. UK mobile broadband is still quite expensive and slow so not too many travelling laptop owners will be in the market for cloud computing IMHO. If you don’t want to use Windows, a recent Linux release of Kubuntu is pretty damned good and it boasts speed and open-source software. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 18, 2009 at 3:56 am Ian Can’t even contemplate online software until we have a 99% guaranteed broadband link. Out here in rural Devon I would not risk having all my business files online. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 18, 2009 at 9:12 am Santari Great news. Great news for broadband users. Great news for people who want technology that’s up-to-date and free and reliable – and doesn’t require you to apply a truckload of patches to fix an unending stream of security breaches. I love the idea of this rethink, so that we can have a product that will take our breath away by its infinite possibilities. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) July 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm Click here to cancel reply.