OPERATINGSYSTEM: Google drops CROMEOS?

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/29/google-plans-to-kill-chrome-os-fold-it-into-android.html?intcmp=hpff

Google plans to kill Chrome OS, fold it into Android
By Matt Smith  
Published October 30, 2015

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Cutting Chrome OS likely makes sense for the company’s bottom line, since it wasn’t making any money off the operating system. The development of concept was a way for the company to hedge its bets in case thin-client PCs took off — it was developed during the time netbooks were popular, after all. But Chromebooks have developed a loyal following over the years, and fans are sure to be unhappy about this news.

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I’m sure unhappy about this move.

Bet a lot of schools will be too.

Cheap, easy, virus-free — what was not to like.

Argh!

I think Google is making a mistake.

There was a reason that Apple donated computers to schools.

They generated “mind share”.

Ditto for chrome books and chrome boxes.

Dumb move.

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Cutting Chrome OS likely makes sense for the company’s bottom line, since it wasn’t making any money off the operating system. The development of concept was a way for the company to hedge its bets in case thin-client PCs took off — it was developed during the time netbooks were popular, after all. But Chromebooks have developed a loyal following over the years, and fans are sure to be unhappy about this news.

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