Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2018 00:03 UTC

A coming revision to Chrome OS will enable Windows-compatible network browsing by default. This means that Chromebooks will be able to connect with Windows PCs just as easily as other Windows PCs do today.

A very welcome change, especially among corporate users.

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RE: I disagree
by darknexus on Wed 12th Sep 2018 15:02 UTC in reply to "I disagree"
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Disagree. Google found out the hard way that not everyone, particularly businesses, want to trust their data to the dubious nature of Google Drive. They held to that stance far too long before allowing you to choose and add other filesystem providers, i.e. other cloud services. Besides, some data is simply too sensitive to put in the hands of others.
This is absolutely necessary, and has been far too long in coming. One can hope they'll add support for shared printers next. I will not ever buy the idea that I must send all my print jobs to Google in order for a Chromebook to have easy printing. Sorry, no. Especially not to a company whose number one way of gaining money is selling me to the highest bidder.

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