Google is touting the first-ever ChromeOS laptopper. Google apparently learned a lesson about pre-announcing products -- the laptop isn't due till next summer. Samsung and Acer are the first two OEMs.
(The term Chrome is a bit confusing -- Google uses the same name for
its browser and operating system.)
The machines could have just as easily been designed by Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy, the two proponents of the hard-drive-free Network Computer. Like the NC, Chrome laptops rely on the Internet. The apps and your data rest in the cloud.
That can be cool (so long as you are connected), but I wonder how vendors will charge for apps and storage. Rather than a one-time fee, we could be made to pay on and on. Samsung and Acer are the first two OEMs.
Would you use a disk-free PC? You tell me at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/08/2010 at 1:18 PM
Microsoft's ongoing layoffs are hitting its home turf, with new notices affecting 1,248 people in the Redmond, Bellevue and Issaquah, Wash. areas next month.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new predictive language chat tool for security experts called Microsoft Security Copilot.
Microsoft announced on Monday that it has rebuilt and improved the performance of its Microsoft Teams application, and released a preview of this "new" app for commercial Windows users.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week announced the release of a publicly available and free post-incident hunting tool for organizations using Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365 applications.
Microsoft this week reminded organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms devices of a coming July 1 deadline to get their licenses compliant with its relatively new Basic and Pro plans.
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