It's news like this that makes me kinda proud to be a Chromebook user lol
OS X IS a full OS. Obviously you never used one. I use it as my primary OS. I run Parallels on the side to simultaneously run windows 10 because there are many apps on Windows that I need that are not on OS X. One thing I don't like about OS X is that it used up all of its ram and slows down easily. Windows is much efficient at using ram.
LinuxIsAmazing, 20 May 2016You are showing the world how ignorant you really are. You do realize that you add to Chrome... moreI actually know a lot about this - and although Linux runs on these machines, it will perform poorly, and will have certain issues with battery, screen, screensaver, drivers, etc. so this is not a good option at all.
And if you want to use those millions of phone apps in the Playstore, you can use your phone or in the worst case - an Android tablet. These apps are just too limited and have no real value or extra usability on screens larger than 5.5 inches.
Anonymous, 20 May 2016Why would you compare the sales of an under-developed phone OS netbook with a full-blown OS la... moreYou are showing the world how ignorant you really are. You do realize that you add to Chrome OS, you can run full Ubuntu if you want Ed to with ease. You could then run steam for Linux as well. Not to mention you will have access to Google's play store, and run millions of Android apps.
Anonymous, 20 May 2016Why would you compare the sales of an under-developed phone OS netbook with a full-blown OS la... moreOS x is not even a full blown os, it's good for people who edit photos and produce music. When it comes to daily tasks nothing will replace windows and linux
Why would you compare the sales of an under-developed phone OS netbook with a full-blown OS laptop such as a Macbook?
Chrome OS is a toy and is pretty much useless when you try to do anything else than browse the web on it. And even web browsing is not that great on it.
These being said, Chrome OS devices are just dumbed-down versions of cheap Windows netbooks.
Anonymous, 19 May 2016Well MacBook is much more expensive and I belive chromebooks have not earned even close to how... moreNot even close. It may be the best Mac OS laptop, but is quite farm from the top league of laptops (all of them being windows OS). Damn, it's not even close to what a surface book can do... "best laptop" that was cute xD
For me this doesn't make much sense as Chrome books are not direct competitors to Mac.. thought it makes sense in a way... having steady market share might allow more premium products with this OS.. which is always good. As well person buying Mac for 10x the price not exactly getting better computer either.
Lycan, 20 May 2016How can this even be compared??? Please do the price point analysis and then post compariso... moreFrom business profitability perspective for the near term, yes what you say may be true. But these numbers indicate growing popularity of ChromBook OS as against MacBook OS..May be too soon to declare anything.
How can this even be compared???
Please do the price point analysis and then post comparisons. Chromebook's are half the price of an decide running Mac.
This is like comparing trading of Gold and Cement and then analysing which was sold in larger Quantities.
everyone arguing about macs/chrome/windows
and here I am, buying a raspberry Pi because am to broke to purchase a proper desktop/laptop
Microsoft has failed miserably with the Surface RT which would otherwise be a good device for the primary schools. Then it would be a natural path to Surface or Surface Pro to secondary schools
It is not hard to outsold those 3000-3200 Macs sold since 1990 all over the world :))) Except video editig with Finalcut, Mac is useless like iphone joke.
Ya most of dem for schools.. Still they outsold Mac , n those students in schools are now users n may b loyal customers for tomorrow.. Sales are real n so r users n it is achievement no matter what
DK, 19 May 2016I never said it's not practical ;) it is, for schools and people on a budget looking for cheap... moreyou're talking about market share and you are saying these people prefer to use a much cheaper gadget, it's indirectly saying you want all of 'em to be like you, to buy expensive cr@p when you can buy a cheaper one with the same specs and features
Anonymous, 19 May 2016I know that.I know you do, I was just telling you what I meant.
I have 2 Chromebooks and they are very good.
My 3 years old Acer C720P is my favorite,very smooth.