Chromebooks Blossom

Hear those footsteps, Wintel? That’s GNU/Linux you hear, growing like Topsy while your sales stagnate.“There has been breakthroughs in sales of Chromebooks, with devices selling well in the inexpensive notebook segment in the US, and widely adopted for educational use through government procurement projects, the sources said. Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to increase to 4-5 million units, the sources indicated.” The reasons are many but you can include:

  • lower prices,
  • less maintenance, and
  • less malware

among them and besides all that, GNU/Linux works for people, something you have been denying for a decade. In my experience GNU/Linux makes that other OS look like a net negative experience from every viewpoint: price, performance, reliability, and flexibility.

See Google may cancel Chromebook subsidies, say Taiwan makers.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Chromebooks Blossom

  1. dougman says:

    M$ Idiot: “So Google has been paying OEMs to build Chromebooks?”

    Hmmmm, M$ been doing that since the beginning.

    http://www.unwiredview.com/2014/01/15/microsoft-may-pay-2-6-billion-to-samsung-huawei-sony-and-others-to-make-windows-phones-this-year/

    Really bad that you gotta pay someone to build your hardware and even then no one wants it.

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