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

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[4]: I'm a bit off but...
by Alfman on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'm a bit off but..."
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So you went from "Microsoft is adding a locked down version of Windows as an option" to "Dictators will force you to run only the software that they allow you to run"....yes, everyone would be correct to say that you exagerate!

You say this, and yet this is exactly the process by which we loose our rights. History teaches us that rights have to be fought for, sometimes aggressively. You wouldn't accept a big change all at once, but you DO accept it as hundreds of small incremental changes, it simply goes under your radar but in the meantime the control keeps tightening. It saddens me, but I nevertheless recognize the fact that most people do behave this way.

^^You are not only exagerating, you are paranoid.

No, but I knew some of you would accuse me of that ;) I'm just aware of what technology is capable of in the hands of corporate-governmental institutions that never stop wanting more power. I know it's far more convenient to call me paranoid than to take a good look at how the changes taking shape and our inaction today will affect computer freedoms for our children and grandchildren.

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