Thursday, January 29, 2009

With GDrive, Desktop Computer will go Online

Search engine giant Google will soon launch a service that would enable users to access their personal computers from any Internet connection making the desktop computer virtually redundant, predict technology experts. An article published in the Times of India daily on 27-01-2009 describes the new technology in details. Here are some excerpts from the article.

The system called GDrive will merge Google's all existing web based services to make them easier to use together. It could kill off the desktop computer, which relies on a powerful hard drive. Instead a user's personal files and the OS could be stored on Google's own servers and accessed via the Internet.

The GDrive would make it possible to access and update information like emails, photographs, music, documents and spreadsheets from any device with an Internet connection.

The novel system is being described as "cloud Computing", wherein the web rather than the hard drive is used as the place where information is stored. Google experts are said to have begun convincing the world of its benefits.

However, there are some who think that trusting Google with so much personal or commercial data is dangerous, for information may not be as safe as in the cloud as it is in a computer.

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