Question by : What are some advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing?
Upon hearing about Google’s Chrome OS test run, I got to wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of having an operating system based entirely around a web browser. Obviously, if you don’t have any internet connection, your computer is rendered useless (some would argue that without internet computers are useless anyway). But, aside from that, I really can’t figure out the downside to this. Do Microsoft and Apple need to watch themselves when the stable version is released in spring of 2011 or will it be a flop?
Answer by nrnetman
You have to trust that your data is secure. If Google can guarantee security and 24/7 access, then there isn’t much to worry about. The big advantage is having access to your data everywhere from any device.
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