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  • Even Chromebooks get the offline blues

    Posted on December 6th, 2017 at 10:05 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Looks like many – most? – Chromebooks veered offline yesterday, after an update broke existing WiFi connections. You could still log on to a network manually, but if your setup (or company or school) relies on an existing internet connection, your machine turned belly-up.

    Frank Catalano has the story on GeekWire.

    Microsoft-itis. It hit Apple last week. Now ChromeOS.

  • An uber-review of the Google Pixelbook

    Posted on October 26th, 2017 at 12:31 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Excellent article by JR Raphael in Computerworld:

    The common conclusion with Google’s Pixelbook is that you’d have to be crazy to buy it, but that assessment is based on a flawed and myopic premise.

    I’m thinking my next laptop will be a Pixelbook. In fact, I’m crazy enough to wonder out loud if it’s “good enough” to function as a desktop replacement – just plug it into my big monitor, attach the mechanical keyboard and mighty mouse, plug in the Ethernet cable and maybe bring in the external hard drive.

    My 7-year-old’s school is adding Chromebooks, not iPads and certainly not Windows PCs. Good move, IMHO.

  • Details emerge about ChromeOS

    Posted on January 24th, 2010 at 05:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m beginning to warm up to ChromeOS.

    John Stokes at Ars Technica has an interview with Matthew Papakipos, the ChromeOS engineering director. They cover a lot of ground.

    Clearly, the folks at Google know what they’re doing. Maybe this year we’ll see something substantial come of it.