“IDC expects more than 9 million Chromebooks to be sold this year, up from 6 million in 2014, and 2.6 million in 2013. Chromebooks are thin-client devices that access applications over the Internet or corporate network rather than from an internal hard-drive. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and others sell Chromebooks, in addition to Google.” There’s some debate about whether 6 or 6.5 million ChromeBooks were sold in 2014, but there’s no debate that they have arrived. While, so far, they’ve caught on with schools, who don’t really want to be in the IT-business, these are general-purpose computers which could be used by anyone who wants a thin client but doesn’t want to run the server… There are a lot of consumers in that category. Many want a PC that turns on quickly and gives them instant access to FaceBook or their e-mail service with a bigger screen and a real keyboard compared to their smartphone.
See Enterprises can now use Dell’s Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.