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February 5, 2013
by sjvn01
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CDW to offer enterprise Chromebook support

With BYOD, you don’t need external corporate IT support, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Now, CDW, a multi-billion dollar technology sales and support company, will be offering both Chromebook sales and management to their business customers. CDW to offer enterprise … Continue reading

February 4, 2013
by sjvn01
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Microsoft needs to start worrying about Chromebooks

Here are four good reasons why Microsoft needs to worry about the rise of the Linux-powered, Chrome OS-enabled Chromebooks: Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. Some people think Chromebooks are going to “have just enough momentum to be a pain in … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
by sjvn01
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Chrome OS’ gains, Windows 8’s pains

The blame game for Windows 8’s market failure has already started. Microsoft blames OEMs. OEMs blame Microsoft. The bottom line is that Windows 8 has sunk below Vista levels of failure. The surprising winner in all this? Google’s Linux-based Chrome … Continue reading

September 16, 2012
by sjvn01
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Is Aliyun OS really Linux? Android? A rip-off of both?

Acer was ready to announce a new smartphone running Alibaba’s Aliyun OS when Google told them that if they released it, they’d end their partnership. Acer, which uses Android for 90% of its smartphones and no fool, canceled the release. Acer, … Continue reading