Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Does every Googler own a MacBook?


Macs have become more popular recently since Mac OS is a Unix, and Google is first and foremost of Linux company.

I certainly hope that more developers are starting to opt for BYOD with Chromebook and Android, since Google manufactures two perfectly good operating systems. There's no surer way to lose an operating system war than not use yourr own opeating system.

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Will chrome OS dominate the budget laptop market?


The trend we are seeing in Chromebook sales is rather straightforward.

Institutions that switch to using the Google Apps for Work suite of products are very easy to convince to switch to using Chromebooks as well.

Institutions that haven't switched to Google Apps for Work are nearly impossible to sell on the idea of deploying Chromebooks.

So, it's upto Google to convince more people, businesses, and universities that Google Apps are all they need to use. Once that is fate accompli, the decision to use Chromebooks rather than a far less secure, far more expensive, far more difficult to manage platform is rather easy.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

What is the (near) future of running Android apps inside Google Chrome?





From what I understand from public sources, the Android and Chromebook teams were combined and put under the same management back in 2013, so I strongly suspect we'll be seeing a fully combined kernel any day now. It would be foolish not to combine them given the costs associated with maintaining two incompatible OS architectures.



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Monday, February 16, 2015

If we consider ChromeOS as a Linux distribution, what will be its rank in DistroWatch?





DistroWatch is based on hit statistics to their own web site, which is not a very reproducible and transparent measure of units, so it's difficult to say.



ChromeOS made up about 6% of overall consumer PC sales last year, which should easily make it the most popular Linux distro in terms of units sold, excluding mobile and Android of course.



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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

District 112 will give students Chromebooks - SW News Media



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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Windows 10, Chrome OS battle royale to benefit PCs this year



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