Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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RE: 2 hours
by grat on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 14:05 UTC in reply to "2 hours"
grat
Member since:
2006-02-02

Technically, it's not reinstalling the device, it's mapping that device driver to that USB port. Yes, it's a bit silly, but that's how Microsoft implemented their idea of Plug-n-Play.

Medical devices in general are some of the worst written device drivers and poorest software I have ever encountered.

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RE[2]: 2 hours
by CaptainN- on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 18:22 in reply to "RE: 2 hours"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

The user experience is the same. It takes ages - and the feed back you get from Windows is identical to installing drivers, just from moving the damned wire from one port to another (and often I end up with multiple copies of the printer in my preferences - what even is that?!!)

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RE[3]: 2 hours
by CaptainN- on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 18:58 in reply to "RE[2]: 2 hours"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

The real sad part of all this - is that it has actually gotten WORSE in more recent versions of Windows. Don't get me started on Windows networking...

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