03-14-2017 01:22 AM
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  1. tgp's Avatar
    My main argument about CBs in schools is that a similarly configured CB's price is relatively the same to a PC laptop and with far more capability.
    True, PCs are more capable, but a PC is a pain to manage and maintain in a school situation. A Chromebook is simple to manage, and takes virtually no maintenance. A student generally doesn't need to do anything a Chromebook can't do anyway.
    02-24-2017 11:34 AM
  2. Witness's Avatar
    True, PCs are more capable, but a PC is a pain to manage and maintain in a school situation. A Chromebook is simple to manage, and takes virtually no maintenance. A student generally doesn't need to do anything a Chromebook can't do anyway.
    I know about the management pain and CBs definitely win in that area, which is also why it's winning in education adoption - district sysadmins want something easy to manage. Students don't need overly complicated applications either - I don't disagree. Here's my thing though. Having kids "learn computing" has gotten a lot easier with the dumbed down interfaces such as ChromeOS which is essentially a web browser and iOS which everything is a self contained app. I don't think it should be that easy in the sense that these "rounded scissor" OSes doesn't really teach the student things like file management operations, file structure/hiearchy, other complex interactions and even hacking, etc that I believe leads to a richer understanding of how computers work. I attribute my earliest interactions with a PC to how I work so efficiently with computers now at work. It's really hard to nail down exactly what it was with PCs that has given me a set of thinking skills that I don't see with folks that are growing up with web browsers and app launcher interfaces.

    Anyways, that's my take. I think the learning curve with a PC is much higher than ChromeOS and iOS that are in most schools, but the benefits of learning to use an enterprise level OS better serves the student in the long run. In the same way how the UI (mostly iOS) is so simple, that grandma and even a toddler knows how to use it, is also like how microwaves made it so simple for anyone to make a hot meal. You may be able to make yourself a hot lunch with a microwave (CB, iOS), but you don't know how to cook (PC, Linux, etc). Learn the basics of cooking - much better in the long run.
    02-24-2017 12:20 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Anyways, that's my take. I think the learning curve with a PC is much higher than ChromeOS and iOS that are in most schools, but the benefits of learning to use an enterprise level OS better serves the student in the long run.
    I have to agree with your assessment. Society in general is dumbing down our kids and it's a disservice to them in the long run. I can see schools using Chromebooks in elementary school to give youngsters an introduction to computing but starting in Middle School they need to ratchet it up. By the time a student enters High School they need to be whips on computers because not every one of them will be going on to college. Even trades which were reserved for the "not so college" crowd are increasingly dependent on computers. I was an ASE-certified mechanic in my teens and 20s but I'd be lost today without a proper background in computers.
    02-24-2017 01:11 PM
  4. Perez5k's Avatar
    Am I in windows central or chrome central? Bro post your article where it is needed, or were you paid to post it here?
    03-12-2017 03:55 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Am I in windows central or chrome central? Bro post your article where it is needed, or were you paid to post it here?
    Most of us are multi-platform so we encourage discussion related to other OSes. Isolation is a recipe for failure at any level, just ask Harley-Davidson.
    03-12-2017 06:29 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    Most of us are multi-platform so we encourage discussion related to other OSes. Isolation is a recipe for failure at any level, just ask Harley-Davidson.
    I agree. As long as people are respectful, we can learn from discussing more than our OS.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    03-12-2017 08:10 PM
  7. Perez5k's Avatar
    No one lives isolation, my point is things should be where they ought to be, it is called organization.
    If you belong to other platforms, so does many others. Whenever there is need to read such articles of other OSes we visit the other forums.
    03-13-2017 12:16 AM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    it is called organization
    This thread resides in "Other OS's and Devices" which allows for discussions about other OS's or devices.
    Not sure what else can be done to be more organized than we already are.

    If you have a suggestion to help us become more organized please feel free to post your thoughts in our "Help and Feedback" section.
    03-13-2017 12:34 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Am I in windows central or chrome central? Bro post your article where it is needed, or were you paid to post it here?
    This thread resides in "Other OS's and Devices" which allows for discussions about other OS's or devices.
    Not sure what else can be done to be more organized than we already are.

    If you have a suggestion to help us become more organized please feel free to post your thoughts in our "Help and Feedback" section.
    To be fair... I just moved the thread to Other OS's after Perez5k posted what he did and without reading that post.

    The OP did place the thread in an inappropriate area (Windows 10 Forum) and I moved it because the initial placement was wrong.

    So at the time @Perez5k made the post I quoted above the first part of his complaint was valid.
    03-13-2017 12:23 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    No one lives isolation, my point is things should be where they ought to be, it is called organization.
    If you belong to other platforms, so does many others. Whenever there is need to read such articles of other OSes we visit the other forums.
    Not everyone knows the reach of Mobile Nations so they post where they feel comfortable and the fine mod staff from whichever forum takes care of "organizing" the threads. Also, did you ever stop to think that many of our members don't count on English as their primary, secondary or even tertiary language? Pump the brakes dude.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    03-13-2017 06:56 PM
  11. Perez5k's Avatar
    Thank you
    03-14-2017 01:22 AM
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