In Pictures: 8 reasons why Chromebooks aren’t going away

t’s been more than two years since the first Chromebooks went on sale. They certainly haven’t taken the world by storm and there have been varying opinions and doubts about the viability of this notebook platform that runs Chrome OS. But Chromebooks are still alive and may be sticking around for a while. Here are 8 reasons why:

Chromebooks (and Chrome OS) are a testbed for Chrome browser Because Chrome OS is basically Chrome the browser running atop a minimal Linux distro, the development work that goes into Chrome OS may show up in the browser. Consider the app launcher, which was brought over to the desktop versions of Chrome. So while Chromebooks may pose no threat to Windows machines for the time being, it looks like Google could keep the development of Chrome OS ongoing indefinitely by justifying it as a project that benefits Chrome the browser.

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