• @sabreW4K3
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    203 months ago

    Microsoft are such weirdos. It’s like they’re trying to empower Google, who will lap up all of the users they abandon as they install Chrome OS, because let’s be honest, the average Jo seldom just installs Linux, so they’ll say, “oh I’ve heard of Chrome, let me try that”

    • Quokka
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      93 months ago

      Average users aren’t going to be installing an OS.

        • Quokka
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          23 months ago

          Does anyone outside of some schools buy chromebooks?

          • lemmyreader
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            33 months ago

            Yes :( Unfortunately Chromebooks are really cheap here, and countless people are hooked already to Google products because of their Android phones already, so the choice is easy for them I figure.

            • Quokka
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              23 months ago

              That’s crazy, I’ve never seen anyone use them here in Australia.

              I think because every business has its own little proprietary windows app they need to use for this or that.

              • lemmyreader
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                23 months ago

                Good for you. Recently I visited a family I’m friendly with, and noticed that the parents and the two young kids exclusively use a few Chromebooks. I think this boils down to do with the popularity of web based email (Google) and other services. And banks are pushing for customers to use phone apps.

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      3 months ago

      And most people just use a web browser apparently. Oh, and HP printers that break every few weeks. “Hey, you’re a programmer, fix my printer.”