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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. I’m interested in how this one goes. I use a lot of Google products now. If the OS is smooth I think I might spring for a netbook and toss the laptop to my oldest who is (gulp) off to college in a couple of years.Report

  2. Avatar Freddie says:

    I wonder when people are going to realize that Google represents one of the greatest monopoly threats in corporate history.Report

  3. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Well its clash of the Titans right now, Freddie. It’s not like Microsoft is free of guilt in terms of monopoly. Then again, one has to wonder what sort of monopoly one is talking about. Windows has provided a platform for thousands and thousands of other software developers even though it was, indeed, a monopoly in regards to PC OS’s. Google is a search engine monopoly, to be sure, but I fail to see that there is much anyone can do about it short of providing a better alternative.Report

    • Avatar Freddie in reply to E.D. Kain says:

      I think you need to think this through a little bit more, Erik– consider all the pies Google has a finger in. One thing that I think people need to understand is that even if users try to avoid Google entirely, they can’t– Google just controls too much server power, which means that even people actively trying to keep their information out of Google’s hands can’t.Report

  4. Avatar James says:

    The very thought of an OS that crashes as often as Google does has me salivating…

    Sorry, Freddie!Report

  5. Avatar greginak says:

    FWIW For OS’s there are several versions of Linux that are as good or better then windows.Report