Other operating systems

Which operating systems are being used on PCs

Microsoft keeps trying as hard as it can to exterminate Windows XP and the tech journalists keep telling everybody how stupid they are to keep using the venerable old operating system but XP lives on. Here are some recent figures from the desktop statistics gathered by NetMarketShare. Windows XP is still on a quarter of […]

Quote of the week

The consumer cloud revolution will be crazier and more earth-shattering than the analysts predict. After we hit the $99 Chromebook on Black Friday 2014, I expect we will see the $50 advertiser-supported Chromebook—Kenny Sahr, Marketing Director, Nubo, at Re/code

There are finally alternatives to Windows even in the enterprise

For many years the Windows ecosystem has been totally dominant on the computer desktop. Over 90% of the world’s PCs used Windows. Everywhere you looked you saw Windows. Except in the proprietary high-end niche occupied by Macs, the average PC user had no choice but Windows. At last that is changing. The proliferation of mobile […]

Chromebooks look good

In spite of Microsoft’s unsavory ad tactics against it, the Chromebook is picking up fans. I find it interesting that many technology professionals have realized its virtues and are praising it. Here are some samples: Chromebooks are a revolution in EasyHere I discuss how easy it is to own a Chromebook. Basically, they require no […]

Quote of the week

Simplicity is also a key draw for Chromebooks. They just work, assuming you have an Internet connection available, and stay out of your way far better than Windows PCs and the Linux netbooks of old.—Brad Chacos at PCWorld