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March 19, 2013
by sjvn01
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Chromebook’s biggest fan: Linus Torvalds

Google’s already popular Chromebooks are getting more popular than ever. Not only has HP recently joined in selling these Linux-based, lightweight netbooks, but now Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by sjvn01
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The secret origins of Google’s Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS, thanks to the growing popularity of Chromebooks, is being used by more and more people. Many people know that Chrome OS has a Linux foundation. But how Chrome OS developed from Linux, and exactly what is in … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
by sjvn01
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Chromebook Pixel: Does this device herald Android and Chrome OS’s wedding?

Pretty much everyone agrees that Google’s Chromebook Pixel is too expensive to just run the Chrome OS Web browser. But what if it could run Android tablet apps as well? Chromebook Pixel: Does this device herald Android and Chrome OS’s … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
by sjvn01
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Chromebook wars: Pixel vs. Samsung Series 5 550

On my test machine table, I have Google’s brand new Chromebook Pixel. Beside it, I have what had been the fastest Chromebook before it, the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook. Is the Pixel better? Yes. No question about it. But, … Continue reading