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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by orsg on Fri 18th Jan 2013 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Google doesn't need to spy on you on the OS level. Google does just one thing: provide you with an easier way to get on to the Internet. And once you're there, it's hard to miss sites, that somehow use Google AdWords or some other Google Product, even if you are not directly using GMail or other Google services. That's also the case with Android: You can get vanilla Android for free (actually it's not even legal to bundle selfmade Android distributions with Google Services). All Google needs to do is to give folks web access, this will ensure their income.

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