Is Google Trying To Kill Your Hard Drive With The New Chrome OS? «

An interesting article and perhaps an unjustified spin.

We are already hearing that Tablet devices, such Apple’s  iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will replace the laptop as a preferred method of mobile computing and communication. Then logically why do you need to have a Hard Disc Drive with you when you can use someone else’s server

Is Google trying to kill off your hard drive? Google says you don’t need it anymore. The company is also betting you won’t need that Windows, Macintosh or Linux stuff either. Crazy I know but Google says it wants you to access, operate, and edit all your files on the Internet.

Google has developed a lightweight operating system of its own, the first new competition for Windows and Macs in years. It’s called Chrome OS. And it could have a profound effect on the way we work with computers.

You won’t be able to put it on your current PC. But Google wants it to power your NEXT computer.

And because it’s based almost entirely on the Internet, Chrome is smart and superfast. No more “Where did I save that file?” No more computer slowdowns. No more crashes?

“Today’s operating systems were designed in an era where there was no web,” Google spokesman Eitan Bencuya told “Google Chrome OS is designed for people who spend most of their time on the web. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.”

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15 of the Most Bizarre Job Interview Questions

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15 of the Most Bizarre Job Interview Questions

Google wants to know how many basketballs you can fit in the room

By John Johnson,

Newser Staff

Posted Dec 30, 2010 7:01 PM CST


Updated Jan 2, 2011 5:50 PM CST


The Huffington Post rounds up some out-there job interview questions from the likes of Google and Goldman Sachs, via Get your thinking caps on:

  • Goldman Sachs, analyst: “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”
  • Volkswagen, business analyst: “What would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria from your uncle?”
  • Google, people analyst: “How many basketball[s] can you fit in this room[?]”
  • Bloomberg financial, software developer: “Out of 25 horses, pick the fastest three horses. In each race, only five horses can run at the same time. What is the minimum number of races required?”
  • Facebook, software engineer: “Given the numbers one to 1000, what is the minimum number of guesses needed to find a specific number if you are given the hint ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ for each guess you make?”

Click here for the full list.