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    Phoronix: Google Rolls Out Chrome Enterprise: Chrome OS For Work

    Google has today announced Chrome Enterprise as a subscription service to take Chrome OS and Chromebooks into more work environments...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ome-Enterprise

  • #2
    Oh yes. Oh fucking yes.



    EDIT: Btw, if you want to install and run ChromiumOS (nearly ChromeOS though) on PCs without much pain I recommend Neverware. https://www.neverware.com/
    Last edited by starshipeleven; 08-22-2017, 04:15 PM.

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    • #3
      That price tag is a little hefty...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
        That price tag is a little hefty...
        That's like 250$ less of what RedHat charges for the same thing. Hey, 24/7 enterprise-grade customer support for 50 bucks per year is quite cheap.

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        • #5
          Wow this is awful. The lock-in into Google's centralized online "services" is much deeper than typical Microsoft based environments. It's so irresponsible to trust everything an organization does to such a service, including all (usage) data that Google gets from this. Stallman was right, we should have listened when he started complaining about proprietary JavaScript that runs in your browser.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dstaubsauger View Post
            Wow this is awful. The lock-in into Google's centralized online "services" is much deeper than typical Microsoft based environments.
            Nah, that's at most on par (can't compete on worstation software). It's a worthy competitor.

            It's so irresponsible to trust everything an organization does to such a service, including all (usage) data that Google gets from this.
            Windows 10 phones home quite a lot too, and Office 365 (Office-as-a-service + cloud + stuff) is also a thing in businness.

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            • #7
              Seems really good for enterprises. I would think that most work places probably don't need anything more than what is offered by a Chromebook then use that together with some web applications.

              So then it is probably more secure than having Mac or Windows computers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                Seems really good for enterprises. I would think that most work places probably don't need anything more than what is offered by a Chromebook then use that together with some web applications.

                So then it is probably more secure than having Mac or Windows computers.
                Perhaps not for large, established businesses (legacy software/services) but for startups/young businesses it has to be a pretty sweet deal.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hrkristian View Post
                  Perhaps not for large, established businesses (legacy software/services) but for startups/young businesses it has to be a pretty sweet deal.
                  many modern company software (for management and office stuff anyway so documents, fetching information from databases and making graphs) are WebApplications, basically a private website running in a company server (= some php+java/C#+javascript abomination) so ChromeOS does have an appeal for big companies too.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                    many modern company software (for management and office stuff anyway so documents, fetching information from databases and making graphs) are WebApplications, basically a private website running in a company server (= some php+java/C#+javascript abomination) so ChromeOS does have an appeal for big companies too.
                    And even if big companies can't fully replace their workstations with ChromeOS devices, I'm 100% sure they can replace at least *some* of the workstations or laptops. Not every employee needs a full-fledged computer.

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