In sharp contrast with my Windows 10 S experiences, Chromebook is surprisingly usable. But there are many caveats, so let's step through some of the basics.
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Here's a list of what I consider to be the top four alternatives to Windows 10 S.
Google is experimenting with a touch-first full screen app launcher for Chromebook.
Microsoft this week published two ads in which it compares Windows 10 PCs to Chromebooks. The interesting bit? One targets education, as you might expect. But the other targets businesses.
A long-rumored Google project that would combine Android and Chrome OS into a single platform has allegedly been scrapped. What does this mean for the future?
Google today offered an interesting overview of how it secures Chrome OS. And while much of it will be very familiar to Windows users, there is one aspect to Chrome OS that is quite unique.
Like Microsoft a week earlier at Build 2017, Google hosted several sessions at its own I/O conference about Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs. Here is what they discussed.
Google only made a single, brief mention of its efforts to add Android apps to Chromebooks during last week's Google I/O keynote address. But a Google I/O session went much deeper.
One year ago, Google announced that it was bringing Android apps to Chromebooks in a move aimed directly at Windows. But that vision has never turned into reality.
Google is rumored to be bringing its Android Studio developer environment to Chrome OS. This is perhaps a bigger deal than is immediately obvious.
Those introducing non-Microsoft devices into their workflows may be worried about losing familiar functionality. For example:, can you print to an existing printer from a Chromebook?
Once expected in late 2016, a new generation of touch- and pen-capable---and Android-compatible---Chromebooks is finally set for release.
The delayed launch of a Samsung Chromebook 2-in-1 is pretty much all you need to know about this erstwhile threat to Windows.
Android apps on Chromebook could trigger an extinction moment for the PC. But Google never delivered on its promises to make that happen.
Google Chrome 54 is out now, but Chrome 55 which should finally fix long-standing memory usage and battery life problems with the browser.