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Chromebooks Grab Share in Back-to-School Purchases

All through this year, market research news has been very dreary for PCs and PC equipment makers. Tablets often grab headlines for cutting into PC marketshare, but, increasingly, Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS--are presenting a viable alternative to standard laptops. 

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ASUS bridges Android and Windows 8 with new Transformer Book Trio

The Transformer line of Android hybrids has been popular with buyers wanting a good tablet with a laptop dock. The new Trio continues the tradition with a few surprises thrown in.

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Tech Heavyweights are Signing on to Create New Chromebooks

This week marks a significant move forward for Google's Chrome OS platform and Chromebooks--portable computers based on it. A series of new Chromebooks announced this week are based on new CPU technology from Intel. 

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U.S. School Systems Say Yes to Chromebooks

Throughout this year, market research news has been basically dreary for PCs and PC equipment makers. But, as sales of PCs slip, sales of new-generation devices are rising. Chromebooks, running Google's Chrome OS platform, have been one of the bright spots in the hardware market. Now, school systems around the U.S. are purchasing Chromebooks for students, a trend that Google could subsidize and one that is reminiscent of Apple's strong focus on the education market from years ago. If you stay tuned to news from U.S. school districts, you'll see that school systems are purchasing Chromebooks at a steady clip.

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Linux Can Work On The 2013 MacBook Air

As soon as Apple launched their Haswell-based MacBook Air I purchased the "ultrabook" for its long battery life, great build quality, and impressive design. However, running Linux on the 2013 MacBook Air has been a pain. It wasn't running cleanly but it looks like the major kernel booting problem comes...

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