If you have all your documents in the cloud, get all your email in the cloud and do all your web browsing in Google Chrome you could very easily jump into a new computer without the hassles of moving your files and settings or sign into a public one if your own computer is not available..
I’m sure Google’s goal was to attempt to break up Microsoft’s monopoly on the desktop and gain their own foothold. Eventually Google would have their own operating system that was completely cloud based and very easy to move over to. In theory if you used all Google products you could move from one computer to another by simply signing in to your Google account.
Ironically I tested that theory by moving to a Mac. I’m not waiting forever for the untested Google platform when the Mac has everything I need.
I was able to be up and running with Google Chrome complete with settings, bookmarks and passwords all intact in about 5 minutes. I did have to reinstall the extensions I was using and install my favorite theme but that was not much of a hassle at all.
So if your like me and finally thinking of getting rid of Microsoft completely, now might be the time. Chrome for the MAC works great!
Looks like Google just opened another door for users to move to a Mac.
- Access All Google Services In Chrome Easily With Symtica Extension (vikitech.com)
- The meaning of Google (news.cnet.com)
- Google drafts cloud printing plan for Chrome OS (macworld.com)