Chrome OS - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21628 en One user's path to a Chromebook enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/one-users-path-chromebook-enterprise-240148?source=rss_chrome_os <p>Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found.</p> <p>Dickson is leading a multi-year migration to Chromebooks and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245252/Review_Microsoft_Office_365_vs._Google_Apps?taxonomyId=158">Google Apps for Business</a> for the 800 internal users at the resort and hotel provider.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Google Apps IT Management Chrome OS Laptop PCs Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:06:26 +0000 admin 240148 at http://www.infoworld.com First look: xPrintServer for Android, Chrome OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/first-look-xprintserver-android-chrome-os-236615?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/xPrint_Google.jpg" alt="First look: xPrintServer for Android, Chrome OS" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A couple years ago, Lantronix released its xPrintServer and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/need-print-ios-look-no-further-183226">made it supereasy to print to almost any printer from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Google Android Chrome OS Consumer Electronics iOS Printers Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 236615 at http://www.infoworld.com Google and VMware advance plans for the death of the desktop http://www.infoworld.com/t/chrome-os/google-and-vmware-advance-plans-the-death-of-the-desktop-236258?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/SustainIT-hp.jpg" alt="Google and EMC VMware advance plans for the death of the desktop" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>No question about it, the PC is taking a backseat to mobile tech in both the consumer and business worlds. But some companies can't part completely with Windows because of issues like legacy apps or existing workflows.</p> Mobile Technology Virtualization EMC VMware Google Application Virtualization Chrome OS Virtual Desktop Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:42:08 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236258 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Chromebox wants in on enterprise meetings http://www.infoworld.com/t/chrome-os/google-chromebox-wants-in-enterprise-meetings-235960?source=rss_chrome_os <p>Google is looking to open the door wider to the enterprise, launching a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and cheaper to have face-to-face meetings with far-flung coworkers.</p> <p>The new meeting tool also could help push Google further into the enterprise, as well as create new interest in <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243634/Google_popularity_jumps_with_540M_monthly_users" target="_blank">Google+ Hangouts</a>.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Networking Google Google Apps Google+ Chrome OS Social Networking Video Conferencing Networking Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:47:51 +0000 admin 235960 at http://www.infoworld.com Chromebooks have just a 1 percent market share -- and a tough road to the enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/chromebooks-have-just-1-percent-market-share-and-tough-road-the-enterprise-233933?source=rss_chrome_os <p>About 2.5 million Chromebooks were sold globally in 2013, or about 1 percent of the entire PC market, according to market research firm IDC. But most of those sales were driven by consumers, not by enterprise users.</p> <p>The Chromebook, introduced in 2011, is still an outlier for most businesses, even as it becomes an alternative for consumers and schools. By 2017, IDC expects the Chromebook to reach about 6 million shipments, or more than 2 percent of the PC market. (There were 314.6 million PCs shipped in 2013.)</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Chrome OS Laptop PCs Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:22:04 +0000 admin 233933 at http://www.infoworld.com The Android 'un-PC' is no real threat to the PC http://www.infoworld.com/t/computer-hardware/the-android-un-pc-no-real-threat-the-pc-233501?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_android_refresh_hp.jpg" alt="The Android 'un-PC' is no real threat to the PC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>From the announcements pouring out of CES this week, it's easy to conclude the desktop PC is a dead-and-buried project.</p> Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Android Chrome OS Microsoft Windows Computer Hardware Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:11:01 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 233501 at http://www.infoworld.com The Chrome Apps empire could be coming to iOS http://www.infoworld.com/t/html5/the-chrome-apps-empire-could-be-coming-ios-232099?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Chrome_hp.jpg" alt="The Chrome Apps empire could be coming to iOS" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>A <a href="http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/12/03/google-building-chrome-apps-support-android-ios-beta-release-coming-soon-january-2014/" target="_blank">little detective work by the folks at TheNextWeb</a> has turned up what Google has tentati Application Development HTML5 Mobile Technology Android Chrome OS HTML5 iOS JavaScript Mobile Apps Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:58:31 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232099 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft books 'Pawn Stars' to power reality-distortion field http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/microsoft-books-pawn-stars-power-reality-distortion-field-231778?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_road.jpg" alt="Microsoft books 'Pawn Stars' to power reality-distortion field" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Cringely Chrome OS Laptop PCs Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:55:59 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 231778 at http://www.infoworld.com Trouble's brewing in Android land http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/troubles-brewing-in-android-land-228603?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_fragment.jpg" alt="Trouble's brewing in Android land" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Android OS dominates the mobile landscape, outselling all rivals combined in most countries.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Motorola Mobility Samsung Android Chrome OS Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 228603 at http://www.infoworld.com Google's new desktop strategy: Invade and conquer http://www.infoworld.com/t/chrome-os/googles-new-desktop-strategy-invade-and-conquer-228300?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Chrome_hp.jpg" alt="Google's new desktop strategy: Invade and conquer" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The most recent batch of changes to the developer version of Google Chrome in Windows 8 includes a new mode to run Chrome OS in the Metro/Modern UI portion of that OS. Applications Chrome OS Web Browsers Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:21:27 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228300 at http://www.infoworld.com 4 things to love about Google's Chromebook Pixel -- and 4 things to hate http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/4-things-love-about-googles-chromebook-pixel-and-4-things-hate-224990?source=rss_chrome_os <p>I've been using Google's latest Chrome-OS-powered Chromebook laptop computer, the Pixel, for the past three months. At <a href="http://www.cio.com/slideshow/detail/101552" target="_blank">Google's annual I/O developer conference in May</a>, the company distributed <a href="http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebook-pixel/#utm_campaign=en&amp;utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bkws&amp;utm_medium=ha" target="_blank">Chromebook Pixels</a> to more than 6,000 attendees, and I walked away with a Pixel review unit.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Chrome OS Laptop PCs Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:03:58 +0000 ccraig 224990 at http://www.infoworld.com Move over, Android: The future will be Chrome http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/move-over-android-the-future-will-be-chrome-223630?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_fragment.jpg" alt="Move over, Android: The future will be Chrome" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A few months ago, Google put the head of its Chrome business, Sundar Pichai, in charge of Android as well.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT HTML5 Mobile Technology Google Android Chrome OS Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 223630 at http://www.infoworld.com Forrester says it's time to reconsider the Chromebook in business http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/forrester-says-its-time-reconsider-the-chromebook-in-business-223626?source=rss_chrome_os <p>Chromebooks, the stripped-down "laptops" running Google's web-focused Chrome OS, have almost no presence in the market, after two years. But a new report from Forrester Research says these "post-PC" devices could fill a niche, or more than one, in the enterprise.</p> <p>That's because for users who can be well served by online applications, tools, and services, Chromebooks are an inexpensive alternative to traditional laptops. And for IT groups, Chromebooks can radically simplify the costs and time of PC maintenance, upgrades, and troubleshooting.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Chrome OS Laptop PCs Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:33:48 +0000 admin 223626 at http://www.infoworld.com Chromebook Pixel? Beautiful and wrong http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/chromebook-pixel-beautiful-and-wrong-220568?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Chrome-Pixel_0.jpg" alt="Chromebook Pixel? Beautiful and wrong" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Google's Chromebook Pixel is a handsome laptop, with an attractive metal case, a beautiful high-resolution display, and solid keys.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Chrome OS Laptop PCs Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 220568 at http://www.infoworld.com AMD breaks from Windows exclusivity, adopts Android and Chrome OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/amd-breaks-windows-exclusivity-adopts-android-and-chrome-os-220116?source=rss_chrome_os <p>After years of Windows OS exclusivity, Advanced Micro Devices is opening the door to design chips to run Google's Android and Chrome OS in PCs and tablets.</p> <p>AMD is expanding OS options as it designs chips based on x86 and ARM architecture, which run multiple OSes, said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD, in an interview at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.</p> Computer Hardware Android Chrome OS Desktop PCs Processors Tablets Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:13:27 +0000 admin 220116 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 shocking lessons from using only Google products http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/10-shocking-lessons-using-only-google-products-219385?source=rss_chrome_os <p>Mobile technology is like language. You learn it best through total immersion.</p> <p>As a former <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/">Windows</a> and current <a href="http://apple.com">Apple</a> user, I wanted to understand the full <a href="http://google.com">Google</a> platform experience firsthand. So I went all-in.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google+ Android Chrome OS Laptop PCs iPhone Tablets Thu, 30 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 219385 at http://www.infoworld.com With Android chief leaving, is an Android-Chrome unification on the horizon? http://www.infoworld.com/t/android/android-chief-leaving-android-chrome-unification-the-horizon-214486?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/andy_rubin.jpg" alt="With Android chief leaving, is an Android-Chrome unification on the horizon?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Truth Leem</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Android Chrome OS Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:20:27 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 214486 at http://www.infoworld.com Tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks power Netscape's unlikely revenge http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/tablets-laptops-and-chromebooks-power-netscapes-unlikely-revenge-213426?source=rss_chrome_os <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Consumerization440x330.jpg" alt="Tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks power Netscape's unlikely revenge" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Back in the previous century I attended a meeting with a brand-new Silicon Valley company called Netscape.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Firefox Cringely Chrome OS Microsoft Windows Laptop PCs Tablets Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:43:30 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 213426 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile 2013: Defining decisions for Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Samsung http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-2013-defining-decisions-apple-google-microsoft-nokia-rim-samsung-209105?source=rss_chrome_os <p>The last six years of mobile innovation, missteps, and regrouping will come to a head next year. We'll see if Apple has plateaued or, worse, petered out. We'll see if Google can rationalize the Android ecosystem and cement its market dominance through cohesion, and if Samsung can sustain its effort to be more than a mere device maker. We'll see if Research in Motion's two years of promises will become reality with the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-reboot-whats-in-whats-out-and-who-should-keep-the-faith-178748">BlackBerry 10</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Apple Google Microsoft Nokia Samsung Android BlackBerry Chrome OS iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Windows Phone Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 209105 at http://www.infoworld.com A Windows admin takes a shine to Chrome OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-admin-takes-shine-chrome-os-208907?source=rss_chrome_os <p>Gone are the days of single-vendor solutions in an enterprise environment. BYOD has kicked that concept to the curb these past few years, and we see a plethora of new mobile OSes and various devices in use by enterprise staff. In addition, some users are pulling away from traditional PC solutions running Windows and Office in favor of new options.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Open Source Software Chrome OS Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 208907 at http://www.infoworld.com