There’s something about the Chrome OS that has attracted a lot of users – after just 10 years!?! Maybe its just the entire package being offered, i.e. the stability ‘n reliability of a Desktop OS being offered in combination with casing (laptop) ‘n other hardware. Choices in hardware options, but only *ONE* choice for the Desktop OS. Apple is about the same…maybe more hardware options ‘n possibly a better OS, tho Apple products are renown for being astronomically high priced.
That article also mentions Apple’s high prices for products. Looks like Linux “Desktop OS” user base may also be dropping more than I have realized…note the ‘1.2% Other’ section of that pic, i.e. “Other” would include Linux. Linux never even got close to unseating Apple Mac – in 30 YEARS – and here’s Chrome OS doing it in just 10 years!?
I’ve tested Chromium OS on one of my computers before, had problems that I can’t recall exactly, but did think it was a little too basic ‘n boring for me. Maybe in an actual Chromebook, the Chrome OS looks ‘n feels a lot better…I just dunno!?!
Am I missing what ‘Da Cloud is?!
“The cloud” refers to servers that are accessed over the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. Cloud servers are located in data centers all over the world. By using cloud computing, users and companies don’t have to manage physical servers themselves or run software applications on their own machines.
Guess I’m going to have to pull-the-trigger ‘n buy a Chromebook to find out what all the excitement is about!?! Hate spending that kind of money…you know, like over $100 for basically a test project. Well, maybe it would also be educational for me…I dunno?
Looks like a good time to buy one…Newegg has the SAMSUNG Chromebook 4 + XE350XBA-K03US Chromebook Intel Celeron N4000 (1.10 GHz) 6 GB LPDDR4 Memory 64 GB eMMC SSD 15.6″ Chrome OS on sale for about $269.99, after a $30 promo code is applied. Almost bought it last nite.
Mainly just be getting it to test (try Linux on?), but also (hopefully) to use as a type of ‘quickie’ Desktop OS platform when not at my computer desk. Yeah, smaller than ‘Ace the Laptop’ and its 15.6” display, but bigger than that useless 10.1” ASUS Android tablet stored in a remote shed. I don’t watch TV, except the DVD ‘n Blu-ray movies & series I buy, and it would be nice to have a small computer easily assessable to check out the occasional questions I come up with when watching…know what I mean? Internet is exactly what I need during those times!
Also, maybe I’ve been too focused on the Samsung Chromebooks? For the most part, I’ve always had great success with Samsung products, and their support has been excellent when I didn’t. Probably check out HP Chromebooks, since they seem to be the most popular ‘n recommended Chromebooks.
Forget Acer. Forget AMD. Forget any CPU except Intel (Chromebook has some weird CPU’s). Forget Asus. Totally forget Lenovo (made for Europeans ‘n I’ve never had any luck with their products!!!). Something NEW for less than $200.
Will do some more checking…want a display between those 11.6” (too small) & 15.6” (too big) something like a 13” to 14” no-touch display, and at least 1920 x 1080 resolution (if possible). Storage area over 32GB’s, though I do have 500GB SanDisk Extreme® Portable SSD V2 for Data ‘n such…plus large USB flash drives. My old Android tablet had a microSD Card Slot that was handy, so maybe one of those also.
Shouldn’t need a lot of storage space, since Chrome OS is a *LOT* less bloated than Linux Distros, plus it apparently uses ‘Da Cloud for storage also.
Will add this post to the new Chromebooks page…
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!