I have long been an advocate of GNU/Linux thin clients for efficient IT.“Her complaints have come down to zero ever since she switched to Chromebooks. So something is working right for her. So what does she do? Most of her computing is online. She checks her Facebook, all the time. She video chats with friends, she works on her office documents and spreadsheets. She watches Netflix and plays some games. She listens to music and does almost everything else that most of us do these days.
If these are also the things that you do, then you are a Chromebook user.” The difficulty of setting up the terminal server(s) has held that technology up a bit and there is a bit of difficulty getting multimedia to work. Then along came the Chromebook. The Chromebook does it all for the ordinary user and just setting up an account with Google does the rest.
Just as M$ fought thin clients mightily a decade ago, M$ now has to fight Chromebooks or lose the client space in a big way. M$ used to lie that thin clients were slow and now they ship their own VDI-nonsense that sells licences all over the place. M$ now lies that Chromebooks are junk and spy on us. The fact is that M$ spies on its account holders and Chromebooks are snappy and easy to use.