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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moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Unlike ChromeOS, FreeDOS is actually useful without internet connection. Complete with word processing, games, editors, programming languages and internet access is also possible if really required.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Nice one.

A friend of mine was quite found of GeoWorks.

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I don't deny that these are possible, just people are not turning to FreeDOS if they want those.

ChromeOS is not targeted at people without Internet access, though you can work offline if you wish.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Unlike ChromeOS, FreeDOS is actually useful without internet connection. Complete with word processing, games, editors, programming languages and internet access is also possible if really required.

Though testing this on the so called average consumer would end up... funny-sad. Pretty useless, at best.

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