Google Confirms that Chrome OS is Not Going Away

Google Confirms that Chrome OS is Not Going Away

Over the last week or so, many people have come to me asking about what the fate of their Chromebooks would be. Thousands of blogs were copying a single source, who’s source was “people familiar with the matter”. I didn’t believe it. I still don’t. That’s why I never wrote about the rumor. In fact, the headlines read “Google to Fold Chrome OS into Android”, rather than “Google Might Fold Chrome OS into Android”.

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More Lumias were Sold Last Quarter than Chromebooks will Sell All Year

More Lumias were Sold Last Quarter than Chromebooks will Sell All Year

By Rich W Woods We hear the meme over and over. Windows is on its way out. Chrome is on its way in. Them Chromebooks, they’re so great for schools and as Chrome OS becomes more powerful, it’s going to take down Windows. Well, if you’re a Windows fan, don’t worry. Chromebook sales are slated to sell 7.3 million units all year this year and a large portion of that is dedicated to the education…

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Google to Continue Support for Windows XP Until End of 2015

Google to Continue Support for Windows XP Until End of 2015

By Rich W Woods Almost exactly a year after support for Windows XP ended from Microsoft, Google has announced that they will continue to support Windows XP until the end of 2015. The decision makes sense, as Windows XP still has a higher market share than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined, Microsoft’s most recent version of Windows. Also, they’re simply supporting an app to make sure it runs on Windows XP. They don’t have…

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Microsoft Introduces Skype for Web

Microsoft Introduces Skype for Web

By Rich W Woods Skype will finally be available as a web app. Microsoft announced today in a blog post that they are releasing Skype for Web; however, don’t throw away your Windows machine yet in favor of a Chromebook. Skype for Web is still in beta. The Skype team has been hard at work as of late. In May, Microsoft announced that Skype would give users real time translation. This means that someone in…

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Photoshop is Coming to Chrome OS, Delivers Blow to Windows

Photoshop is Coming to Chrome OS, Delivers Blow to Windows

By Rich W Woods When I was young, the PC operating system was a two-horse race. Everybody had a Windows machine and your weird neighbor had a that strange thing with an Apple logo on it. The world has changed. While Microsoft still controls PC market share, Apple controls tablet market share, and a new horse in the race, Google, controls smart phone market share. NOTE: I know all about Linux. Linux doesn’t count as…

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64 Bit Chrome Finally Available for Windows and You Should Get it Now

By Rich W Woods Google Chrome for Windows is finally available in a 64 bit variant after being available on their Canary and Developer channels. It makes sense that they have always been 32 bit. After all, all Android phones and most Chromebooks are 32 bit, but it really is a big deal, more so than you may think.

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Microsoft Scroogled Google!

By Rich Woods Google doesn’t make a lot of Windows apps anymore. The ones that they do make are clearly designed to divert people away from Windows and into the arms of Google, Chrome OS, and Android. There are only two apps made by Google for Windows Phone and only one for Windows RT. They do make some apps for Windows 8 because you simply can’t ignore 90% of the market share but they still…

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Google Brings a Taste of Chrome OS to Windows 8

By Rich Woods When Windows RT came out and everyone was so upset that they couldn’t run legacy desktop apps on it, Paul Thurrott of the Supersite for Windows pointed out that of the top ten desktop applications on Windows, the top two are Chrome and iTunes and the rest are utility programs that aren’t quite worth noting. On top of that, Chrome and iTunes are two applications that are specifically designed to steer you…

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