Posts under tag: Chrome
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.
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.
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…)