Google’s Chrome PC

With tech budgets low, smaller churches should be pro-active in considering the impact that something like Google’s Chrome OS may have on hardware and software dollars.

Google just showed off their first personal computers with their Chrome OS. The basic idea is that Chrome-based PC’s will use web-apps to accomplish things that now require locally-installed software.

Until recently, I’ve been leery about the possibility of doing anything beyond documents and spreadsheets over the web. What changed my mind? How about Autodesk making major strides in turning their hardware intensive software into web-based applications. Or, how about Adobe’s continued push to bring image editing to the web?

Right now, I am hesitant to imagine how some of what we do would be ported to web apps (like video projection). But, if history is a teacher, these barriers are but temporary.

What do you think?

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