Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Jan 2013 23:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Meet the new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook: A fast booting, highly customizable laptop PC built with rugged features for the daily rigors of K-12 education. The ThinkPad X131e Chromebook simplifies software and security management for school administrators and provides students and teachers with quick access to thousands of apps, education resources and storage." Lenovo is the third OEM to jump into ChromeOS. Chromebooks have been doing well on Amazon, apparently, too. Android tablets, iPads, the Mac, and now Chromebooks - it must be rainy in Redmond.
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RE: os irrelevant
by 0brad0 on Fri 18th Jan 2013 01:28 UTC in reply to "os irrelevant"
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The operating system will become irrelevant.
Its job will be to provide a browser.

Just like PCs are dying. Please.

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RE[2]: os irrelevant
by tylerdurden on Fri 18th Jan 2013 02:22 in reply to "RE: os irrelevant"
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No the PC is not dying, that is a strawman. What it is undeniable is that the areas of growth are now elsewhere.

The computing field's growth has always been on the smaller/faster/cheaper category. Up to recently, the PC was the forefront of that category, now it is no longer the case. Smaller/cheaper mobile devices are where the momentum has shifted, once they are smaller/cheaper/and as fast as the PC, then PCs will start to go the way of the workstation, the minicomputer, and the mainframe that went before them.

Some people get too caught out in the specifics of the tool, to the point they miss its essence.

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RE[2]: os irrelevant
by mdoverkil on Fri 18th Jan 2013 16:47 in reply to "RE: os irrelevant"
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The PC may not be dying, but the form factor is going to change dramatically in the next 10 years or so.

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