1. Chrome OS finally supports virtual desktops  Engadget
  2. Google rolls out Chrome OS 76 with new style media notificiations and more  MSPoweruser
  3. Best Chromebook laptops for school  ZDNet
  4. Google attacks Windows by comparing it to a broken-down car  TechRadar
  5. Google’s new Chromebook landing page gets total overhaul, targets the consumer market  Chrome Unboxed
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Chrome OS is adding a mainstay feature that other computer platforms have had for years: virtual desktops. The newly released Chrome OS 76 supports "Virtual De...Chrome OS is adding a mainstay feature that other computer platforms have had for years: virtual desktops. The newly released Chrome OS 76 supports "Virtual De...

Chrome OS finally supports virtual desktops

Remember those "Get a Mac" commercials from a long time ago, the ones featuring Justin Long as a Mac and John Hodgman as a [Windows] PC? Many of the arguments in favor of the Mac were flawed, and so it goes with Google's new ad with Bill Nye promoting Chromebooks over Windows laptops.In case you are wondering, the reason you haven't made the switch is fear! That's actually right—I'm rightfully afraid I won't be able to play all of the same games on a Chromebook, or render videos and edit photos with comparable performance to my Windows-based desktop with 32GB of RAM. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product .hawk-widget.bg-price{float:right;width:40%;}}Of course, the premise is a tongue-and-cheek play on Bill Nye as the Science Guy. He explains how parts of our brains—amygdala and prefrontal cortex—are at odds, but there are some very real (and very wrong) claims and insinuations.Early in the ad, Bill Nye points out how Chromebooks boot up in as few as 6 seconds, while the other (a Windows PC) "takes forever." Maybe in the days of old, but pairing Windows 10 with a solid state drive results in quick start up times (if you even turn your PC off at night).Bill Nye also points out that Chromebooks have built-in virus protection, while "the other...should be quarantined." To the less savvy, this could insinuate that Windows PCs lack built-in virus protection, but of course they do have it. In fact, the most recent analysis by AV-Test, an independent testing laboratory, found that Windows Defender is among the best antivirus solutions.He's right about the "constant updates [and] patches" though, and the duck taped bumper to a car with a "WNDWS" license plate is pretty funny. But this is marred with another broad stroke claim."Not to mention it takes forever to start up, and it won't be long before it freezes, or worse!" Bill Nye says as the car falls apart in a cloud of smoke. "But when you switch to Chromebook, which starts up fast and updates automatically with no interruptions, you don't have to worry about any of that."Here's the full ad. Let us know in the comments section if you'll be trading in your Windows PC for a Chromebook after watching it:Bill Nye disses Windows in a new Chromebook ad, but some of the scientific arguments are flawed.

Sorry Bill Nye, but I'm not dumping my Windows PC in favor of a Chromebook | PC Gamer

Just a week past due, Chrome OS 76 has begun rolling out to select users with more Chromebooks to follow in coming days and weeks. There has been a bit of confusion surrounding what features are actually in this update, So, we wanted to cover what's officially new in Chrome OS 76. No flags, no hacks, just a proper list of what Stable users can expect.

Chrome OS 76: New features actually available this go round

And, as it happens, they're also the best Chromebook laptops for home or work, too.And, as it happens, they're also the best Chromebook laptops for home or work, too.

Best Chromebook laptops for school | ZDNet

“Chrome OS has landed on the Stable Channel for #Chromebooks and @Google highlights two new features. But there's *plenty* more in there: Here's what you need to know. https://t.co/TFMFIeLQMa”

Kevin C. Tofel on Twitter: "Chrome OS has landed on the Stable Channel for #Chromebooks and @Google highlights two new features. But there's *plenty* more in there: Here's what you need to know. https://t.co/TFMFIeLQMa"

In a new advert for Chromebooks, Google compares Windows to an old broken-down car that’s falling apart.Not pulling any punches

Google attacks Windows by comparing it to a broken-down car | TechRadar

With a renewed focus on the consumer market, Google is taking aim at getting users to switch to Chromebooks with not only flashy YouTube ads, but a whole new landing page as well.

Google’s new Chromebook landing page gets total overhaul, targets the consumer market

Google has rolled out a new version of Chrome OS just a week after releasing the equivalent Chrome browser update. Chromebook users should expect to receive the features Google added in Chrome 76 like its safer incognito mode and reduced Flash reliance. “Sites that wish to deter meter circumvention have options such as reducing the […]

Google rolls out Chrome OS 76 with new style media notificiations and more - MSPoweruser

Google rolls out Chrome OS 76 with new style media notificiations and more - MSPoweruser

Following a bit of a hiccup when it came to the previous Chrome OS 75 release, Chrome OS 76 has been pushed to the Stable Channel and is rolling out toFollowing a bit of a hiccup when it came to the previous Chrome OS 75 release, Chrome OS 76 has been pushed to the Stable Channel and is rolling out to

Chrome OS 76 released to stable with Android-style media controls, virtual desktop support, and more

Google is working on a new Chrome tab manager feature that will let you organize your tabs more efficiently. Right now, if you want, you can try out the feature by enabling the tab groups in flag in Chrome and Chrome Canary browsers. Tab Groups comes with a decent number of features that can help you out.Google is working on a new Chrome tab manager feature that will let you organize your tabs more efficiently. Right now, if you want, you can try out the feature by enabling the tab groups in flag in Chrome and Chrome Canary browsers. Tab Groups comes with a decent number of features that can help you out.

How To Enable "Tab Groups" Feature In Google Chrome? | Use Built-In Chrome Tab Manager

Google is working on a new Chrome tab manager feature that will let you organize your tabs more efficiently. Right now, if you want, you can try out the feature by enabling the tab groups in flag in Chrome and Chrome Canary browsers. Tab Groups comes with a decent number of features that can help you out.

How To Enable "Tab Groups" Feature In Google Chrome? | Use Built-In Chrome Tab Manager

Chrome OS release notes are a handy way to see what's new when your Chromebook receives an update. Unfortunately, the information contained on the release website is often fragmented, cryptic or even non-existent. That will soon change as Google has launched a dedicated page to give users highlights of what is new with our favorite operating system.

What’s new with your Chromebook? Chrome OS gets dedicated new features site

While Google has always been pretty transparent about Chrome updates, it’s been less so about Chrome OS. That’s changing.

Google to Finally Document Chrome OS Updates - Thurrott.com

Chromebook or Windows? The age-old question gets even harder as premium ChromeOS devices hit the market.Chromebook or Windows? The age-old question gets even harder as premium ChromeOS devices hit the market.

Chromebooks are getting expensive, should you buy one instead of Windows? – Which? News

The latest version of Chrome OS is rolling out to Chromebooks now and it comes with a lot more features than usual. The biggest one, as noted by Android Police, is the addition of virtual desktops. You’ll be able to switch between up to four different desktops with their own window layouts.Along with more new features than usual

Virtual desktops finally come to Chrome OS - The Verge