Tagged: chrome

Setting up a new Windows 7 box? Ninite.com is amazing! 0

Setting up a new Windows 7 box? Ninite.com is amazing!

This past weekend I decided that I needed to make my MacBook Air more functional, so I Bootcamp’d it to Windows 7, my preferred working environment. Of course after installing Win7 I needed to make it useful by installing a plethora of (my) standard tools. Normally, I do this by hand (I have a list, and don’t really mind it), but I figured I’d give Ninite.com a shot since someone...

Hands on with the Acer AC700 Chromebook 7

Hands on with the Acer AC700 Chromebook

Last week, I got my hands on one of the brand spanking new Acer AC700 Chromebooks. I purchased this one over the Samsung Series 5 because the Acer has HDMI out instead of the Samsung’s VGA-via-dongle (it’s not portable if I have to remember 300 doohickeys to attach). My first impression with the unit is a good one. It’s sleek, well designed, and light. In fact, until you open the...

Futzing with a Cr-48/Chromebook 4

Futzing with a Cr-48/Chromebook

Since the Chromebooks are coming, and they look SUPER cool, I thought it was about time I spent some serious time playing with a Chromebook. While I didn’t get into the beta, a buddy of mine at work did, and has been keeping his Cr-48 at work; he was kind enough to loan it to me, and thus I bring you this post. The Chromebook, sporting 3G, combined with my...

Chrome OS: The cloud laptop is an interesting concept 2

Chrome OS: The cloud laptop is an interesting concept

This past week saw the major announcement of the Cr-48 “Cloudtop” (Well… what the hell else do you call a Laptop/Netbook that is 100% cloud?) by Google. It will be the first pseudo-production device to run the new 100% cloud, Chrome OS. I knew of the Chrome OS, but not much about it, as it wasn’t really worth investigating previously. This weekend I sat down and watched the entire 2...