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Entries Tagged as 'Laptop'

Six Clicks: The best Chromebooks for school

August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Chromebooks have proven to be wildly popular in schools. More than a million Chromebooks were sold to schools this spring alone. For schools, Chromebook math is easy. In Google’s Chromebooks for Education program, each device can cost as little as $279 and they’re easy to manage from a centralized console. For school districts the real […]

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

Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries

July 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Some people still pooh-pooh the idea that Chromebooks could ever come close to challenging Windows PCs. NPD’s latest laptop sales numbers say otherwise. Chromebook sales are zooming upward, while Windows laptop sales are stagnant. Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries More >

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

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