Why some tech bloggers are absolute idiots about Chrome OS

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Ok, so you’re a tech blogger. That doesn’t necessarily mean you actually have a technical degree from an accredited university. It just means that you’re some person who likes to write about techie things. So when you write an article about Google’s Chrome OS in which you completely have no idea what you’re talking about, someone like me has to respond and let you know you’re an idiot.

The article I’m talking about is here. Mr. Bradley mentions that he knows that Chrome OS isn’t for mainstream PC’s, but does he actually understand that? His attitude in the article suggests that Chrome OS will fail because “an operating system that is essentially just a web browser on steroids designed to run on low-end netbook hardware will not be able to fill that need.” The need he’s referring to is to open up an application that benefits from running locally (like Photoshop). I don’t quite think he understands what a netbook is used for. Mr. Bradley, I don’t do video/photo editing on my netbook. I use my netbook for its intended purpose — a lightweight system to use internet apps. Chrome OS sounds perfect for that.

Experimenting with Aptana

So I’ve decided to start up yet another web project to add to my already long list of unfinished items hidden away in my digital repository closet. This time the language is php and I thought we could try out something new. For the project, I’m basically creating a custom CMS to show article-style pages along with a search feature. My experience with Zend Studio was a favorable one so it will be interesting to see how much of it was due to Zend and how much was due to Eclipse (Aptana is also an Eclipse-based IDE). I’ve also heard netBeans is a good alternative php IDE but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ll be posting again soon with my impressions.

Check Aptana out here