When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Next Computer? A Chromebook

Google’s Chromebooks Have Hit Their Stride | TechCrunch: "It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before. Given that Apple is irrelevant in commercial channel sales (it commanded a whopping 1.8 percent of sales), Chromebook’s increased share is coming at the cost of Windows...."

Simple, fast, secure -- a Chromebook is pretty much all one needs in a computer today. Certainly not the mess than Microsoft has made of Windows (Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.x). I have no use for a Windows computer that slows me down by requiring me to touch a screen and forcing me to use Microsoft Live Tiles! I will need 4GB of RAM  and a decent processor. Whether it will be a Chromebook Pixel, HP, Dell, Acer, Samsung, or other brand, I do not know yet. Offline? No problem! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/offline_enabled


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Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

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