Chromebook Internet Speed Faster than Windows

Tonight I discovered something pretty amazing.  I was messing around with my Chromebook (a Samsung Chromebook with the 11.6″ screen, I just bought recently) and my Windows 7 machine side-by-side.  (I originally had the first Chromebook, the CR-48, and finally upgraded to a newer model last month.)  As I was working Samsung chromebookon my Chromebook, I thought that I should check to see what the Internet speed I am currently getting.  I fool around with my router settings every so often, such as switching WiFi Channels to avoid neighbor’s signals, etc.  So I ran the speed test and discovered something unexpected. Continue reading “Chromebook Internet Speed Faster than Windows”

Personal Computing: Your Four Choices

My wife recently asked me for my personal computing recommendations for a laptop as she is considering a more mobile computing option.  I haven’t looked for a computer in a few years, so I needed to start my research.  What I am sharing is both what I found and some of my own opinions of things.

First off, you really have only four choices in Personal Computing:

  1. Get a Windows PC with Windows 8
  2. Get a Mac
  3. Get a Linux-based computer
  4. Live in the cloud with Google Chrome

Windows PCs with Windows 8

Let’s start with an analysis of a Windows PC.  The good thing about Windows PCs these days is the inexpensive price.  You can get a real deal for about $500 and if you put a few hundred more into it, you get a really nice hardware system. The interesting thing is Continue reading “Personal Computing: Your Four Choices”