Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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RE[3]: I'm a bit off but...
by avgalen on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 11:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm a bit off but..."
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So you went from "Microsoft is adding a locked down version of Windows as an option" to "Dictators will force you to run only the software that they allow you to run"....yes, everyone would be correct to say that you exagerate!

Just because somebody is now making low-fat peanut-butter doesn't mean that the government is going to prevent anyone from eating chocolate-spread. It just means people that would like to buy low-fat peanut-butter now have to choice to do so. More choice is more freedom, not less!

* You do know that you can sideload?
* You do know that Microsoft also makes software that they would love schools to run, but doesn't run on these locked down devices?
* You do know that Microsoft is also making non locked down versions?
* You do know that Microsoft is not the only one making an OS?
* You do know that Microsoft is essentially a tool provider for developers that wants developers to make software instead of limit the development of software?

^^You are not only exagerating, you are paranoid.

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