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September 4, 2013

A Professor’s View on the Chromebook

Here’s a blog post from the Chronicle of Higher Education that provides a nice follow-up to our previous post on the Basics of Chrome OS. Professor Jason B. Jones from Central Connecticut State University tried out the Samsung Chromebook and has a few thoughts:

Even as a resolute Apple user, it’s hard not to be at least somewhat curious about Chromebooks, the low-cost netbooks running ChromeOS. For the past six weeks or so, I’ve had a Samsung Chromebook, and it has been an interesting experience to say the least. It’s actually a little difficult to make an outright recommendation about the device either way–so much depends on the use case and on the institutional context–but I do have some impressions.

August 27, 2013

The Basics of Chrome OS

Choosing a computer can be a tall order. Obviously, you want a device that can do everything you need it to, but there are frequently other parameters that are worth consideration. Is it compatible with old files and documents? Where can it be used and how portable is it? How much will it cost? There have traditionally been three options: Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux PCs. But a young contender in the market is shaking things up.

Chrome OS, designed by Google, is a different breed of OS. It is almost exclusively a web browser, so it definitely lacks some serious functionality. But while it may fall short in application selection, Chrome OS makes up for it in speed, ease of use, and most importantly, price. The most popular Chromebook can be bought for $250.

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November 7, 2011

Reeder for Chrome Transforms Google Reader into a Clean Feed Reading Experience


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October 26, 2011

Making Chrome even more app-ealing


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September 16, 2011

The latest, stable Chrome version fixes many of its OS X woes

If you’ve been caught in the crashy, buggy, no-full-screen hell of Chrome on a Mac lately, there’s good news. According to Google, Chrome 14 is out, stable and ready to fix your problems.
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August 16, 2011

Find more while you browse with Google Related


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August 10, 2011

Search By Image Extension for Chrome Lets You Image Search Google from Any Page


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June 22, 2011

Google building Skype-alike software into Chrome


Shortly after releasing software for audio and video chat as an open-source project called WebRTC as open-source software, Google is beginning to build it into its Chrome browser.
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August 30, 2010

Hardware Acceleration is Coming to Chrome — Try it Now


Google just confirmed that Chrome will soon support GPU hardware acceleration. Developers can speed up the rendering of complex pages by offloading a lot of the processing to a computer’s graphics card, which — after all — was specifically designed for these tasks. (more…)

August 20, 2010

Google makes Chrome devs dig into pockets

Says $5 registration fee will cut down on malicious add-ons, also announces pay-for-work program with Chrome Web Store

Google on Thursday announced that it would require new Chrome extension developers to pay a one-time $5 registration fee as a way to stymie malicious add-ons for its browser. (more…)

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