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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

November 12, 2012
by sjvn01
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HP clarifies Windows 8 consumer PC downgrade and warranties

HP isn’t supporting consumer PCs  downgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 7. However, the company has clarified that, if you do change operating systems anyway, your consumer Windows 8 PCs will still be under warranty . It’s been a confusing few … Continue reading

November 8, 2012
by sjvn01
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Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

PC companies call it downgrading, but many users just call it being sensible. You buy a new computer, and instead of using the bleeding edge operating system it came with, you move to an operating system you trust. With ordinary … Continue reading

November 5, 2012
by sjvn01
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HP doubles down on Linux

At LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona, Spain, the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Linux’s growth, announced that HP “is making a strategic, long-term investment in Linux by upgrading to Platinum membership. Other Platinum members include Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, … Continue reading