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everyone has *something* they can't do with just a web browser.
The Cr-48 and Chrome OS: Google's vision of the net
Posted Jan 18, 2011 9:56 UTC (Tue) by olof (subscriber, #11729)
The hardware has an SD reader, but the software support (media browser/file manager) is not yet ready. You can enable a very basic one if you go into the settings (I think), but it's not very pretty.
> how will she resize them (let alone rotate or crop) before uploading them to facebook?
Mugtug Darkroom? Aviary? Picnik?
Posted Jan 18, 2011 10:42 UTC (Tue) by Velmont (guest, #46433)
It is very easy to crop and resize the images on the client side before you upload them. You can easily do it in Canvas. I did all processing on the client side, make a normal sized picture, and a thumbnail, then upload both of those two with a nice progress bar.
HTML5 really fixes very much of those problems :-)))
Posted Jan 18, 2011 10:40 UTC (Tue) by jmalcolm (guest, #8876)
Google has already surprised me with some of what I have seen. For example, their plans to build printing support into ChromeOS actually look like they might work. I am not sure what they have planned in terms of device support for things like cameras or media players.
The plug-in problem was the biggest red flag for me. What good is the WebStore if you cannot run the applications you find there. Of course, if this just means making sure there is a flash plug-in or something then I am sure these problems can be solved before ChromeOS launches for real.
The WebStore is clearly meant to be the place where you would find an application to help you perform the kinds of everyday tasks you describe (photo manipulation in your example). There are web sites out there today that do this kind of stuff. If Google or somebody else puts it in an easy to find place (the WebStore) then your Mom might not have problems with her camera after all.
I am sure that Google is hoping that some of us will be less cynical about the potential for ChromeOS and that we will write applications to plug some of these holes. The Android Market has certainly attracted lots of attention. Time will tell if something similar can happen here.
Posted Jan 18, 2011 21:59 UTC (Tue) by jmm82 (guest, #59425)
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