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Chrome OS and the Return of the Thin(ish) Client

I have had a Chromebook (a Chrome OS based laptop) for about 6 months now and it quickly became the most used computer in the house. Google doesn’t seem to have been actively pushing Chrome OS, at least not in Australia, so I was pleased to see a group of recent announcements that indicate that things might be changing. This got me thinking about why I prefer using the Chromebook over other options and the virtues and drawbacks of thin versus thick clients. Thin and Thick Clients A thin client essentially does no application processing of it’s own, all it provides is an input/output interface…

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