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This snip is from a story on the technology headlines section of Yahoo!

Another interesting aspect of Chrome OS is that system updates are automatically executed and downloaded in the background, so you don't have to worry about anything. According to Google, this kind of automatic maintenance means a computer running Chrome (or a "Chromebook") will actually speed up rather than slow down, over time.

In addition, Google's behind-the-scenes browser security, pop-up blocking, and Gmail spam filter make it smooth sailing when it comes to navigating the dangerous seas of the internet. Indeed, there is no need for anti-virus or anti-spyware when you're using Chrome OS, because any apps that you can access all come from the Web Store, where Google has recently began monitoring and ejecting malware.

With the announcement of the Acer and Samsung Chromebooks that will hit the market on June 15, could Google be ushering in the future of computing? Some people are speculating as much. While we wouldn't go that far, the game plan behind the Chrome OS definitely shows thinking outside of the traditional box. But will the Chromebook be a viable competitor somewhere between a tablet device and a netbook or even a laptop? That still remains to be seen.

One thing that Google has going for it is its integrated cloud computing.

Google has an interesting product here and one that could make Microsoft a sell...

I wonder if Intel is thinking it paid way too much -- $7.7 billion --for its computer security firm McAfee? Chrome could take that market away. Is Intel a sell too? Those expensive microprocessors might not be needed in mass if a lot of the heavy lifting is done in the cloud...

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