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Entries Tagged as 'Laptop'

Chrome OS security holes found, patched

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Linux is very secure. Google’s Linux-based Chrome OS, with its auto-updating and security sandboxing, is even more secure. But, neither is perfect. At Google’s own Pwnium hacking contest and HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, three new sets of security problems were found in Chrome OS… and then immediately patched. Chrome OS […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Internet · Laptop · Linux · Network · Operating System · Security · Web browser

The Windows killer: Chromebook

January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

I’ve been a believer in Chromebooks for a long time. Now, everyone else is getting the religion. NPD, a retail market analysis company, reports that sales of Chromebooks exploded from zilch in 2012 to more than 20% of the U.S. PC market in 2013. This helped push overall notebook PC growth up by 28.9%. Meanwhile, […]

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Tags: Acer · Business · Dell · Google · HP · Infrastructure · Laptop · Lenovo · Linux · Microsoft · Operating System · Samsung

Take a Chromebook instead of an Apple to your teacher

August 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

After using Chromebooks from their beginnings, I decided to put my Chromebook Pixel, the Porsche of the Chromebook line, to the ultimate test. I used it as my only computer at a major technology tradeshow: OScon. Take a Chromebook instead of an Apple to your teacher. More >

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Laptop · Linux · Operating System

First solar-powered Linux laptop

August 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

WeWi Telecommunications, a Canadian telecommunications company, is better known for its disaster recovery services than it is as a Linux or PC company. But if Wewi have its way about it, the business will be the first to build a fully solar-powered, Linux laptop. First solar-powered Linux laptop. More >

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Laptop · Linux · Operating System

Chromebooks: A bright spot in the dark PC market

July 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s no secret that the PC market is awful. With tablets on one side and Windows 8′s failure to gain market success on the other, worldwide PC sales have dropped more than 10-percent in the last quarter alone. According to retail sales analysis firm NPD there is one bright spot though: low-priced notebooks with Linux-based, […]

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Tags: Business · Desktop · Google · Infrastructure · Laptop · Linux · Operating System