Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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pgeorgi
Member since:
2010-02-18

Wait, ChromeOS? Isn't that some horrible piece of crap that refuses to even give you a local shell ...

No, it's not: http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/poking-around-your-chrome-os-de...

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Cool! This appears to be Secure Boot done right - a verified image for people that want it, but a GNU/Linux system with root access for people that don't. Now if only they'd switch to an open source PDF engine and drop Flash...

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