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Anecdotally, a fair number of the Android phone owners at Engadget seem to be happy to admit that they bought an iPad2 since it was "still the only viable tablet". Pure anecdote but constantly surprising.
Good thoughts. It will be interesting and a western example of a potentially serious fork in the Android product as customers perceive it (rather than just the core OS) - like OMS and Tapas are Chinese forks. Another interesting thing is that unlike strugglers like Moto, or big players like Samsung etc. Amazon thrives on crappy, low retail margins. I expect what they are selling to be incredibly competitively priced. Unlike Apple - Amazon does expect to make it up on the...
Are you purposefully obtuse or just a really loud idiot? It is not that hard to understand but you refuse to even try... I will waste my time once more and then at your uniquely ridiculous riposte I shall quit while I retain some sanity. 1. TCO - it is what it is - your inane rant about macbooks is irrelevant. If you look up Gartner or other reputable TCO calcs and you will see that desktop support NOT all internal IT is $3900-5300 per PC over 3 years. It is just fact. 2....
Cool your jets psycho! Your arguments are a mess of business issues for a consumer users (consumers don't rent Chrome, they buy a machine) and consumer issues for business users (TCO for a business laptop is about $4-5000 over 3 years).The crapbook (as you call it) is NOT more expensive than the equivalent Windows machine for an enterprise. Do you have no idea what the Enterprise Total Cost of Ownership for a Business PC is? MS estimated at Win 7 launch that it would save...
Opening most MS Office files over the network is trivial. Many companies force you to do that today by making you save your files to local file servers. Really large complex files are likely not in the Chrome sweetspot but that is a minority of cases. Why would you conflate the relative strength of a specific piece of hardware as ANY FORM OF INVALIDATION OF THE PLATFORM? There will be bigger laptops, little ATV style desktops, plug in a monitor, and extra HD (tho why? for...
Nothing regular about being an engineer. Not that many of you around and you create superlarge and complex files. We are talking office drones here - bringing up your special case does nothing to invalidate Chrome for its intended purposes.Emailing large files around is why the cloud was invented. Most of my work with clients is to move them off email addiction which is the lowest and least useful form of collaboration. If that remains your use case then the emailing...
Business, Education, Business, Education, Business, Education, Business, Education, Business, Education, AD INFINITUM... Not replacing your iMac and 14TBs of HD video of your kid's ballet recitals. I have TBs of stuff at home but my work PC only does email, web surfing, MS Office, chat and PDF. I have about 6GB of collected content over my career most of which I will never need again. My job is very PC heavy (not building anything but spreadsheets, presentations and white...
The more I comment in other forums using Disqus and Intense Debate amongst others, the more I disklike the 2003-style forum here in terms of functionality. I would like to LIKE or +1 this comment and many others by old Sol but I can't. If I want to demonstrate support I have a write a stupid comment (like this). It's not that I want to give Sol a big head (after all other people don't exist anyway ;-) but I think it would be interesting by a count of +1s, where the...
The machines and the OS have local storage - you can set all your office files to copy locally if needed. And how often do the corporate or education networks fail at all let alone for a prolonged or meaningful time. Almost never.WebOS is HP - HP has tons of money and more corporate relationships than any other IT company. If HP is smart this is what they are trying to do so they can sell cheap hardware and profitable service contracts (which is what Google is trying to...
For businesses and education they are charging for the app suite and such which IIRC is not part of the personalized data mining. Companies wouldn't sign up for it, Google isn't foolish enough to make them. They are paying for their part of a private cloud, just like all good enterprise hosting firms do. We run a massive multi-terabyte, constantly growing platform with the software vendor who in turn uses Amazon S3 to host, I believe. It passed our very stringent security...
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