As someone who runs a start-up I encourage my staff to work from home. Whether 1 or a max of 4 days a week, I switched the whole company over to G Suite (truly excellent set of apps) for this reason. I don't want to pay the crazy parking expenses, I don't want to spend the electricity or any other expenses which I save when people work from home. I know they may do slightly less sometimes but for the most part because they have it cushy they do a damn good job.
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Re: Meh, I give it a few months
No wonder that Chromebooks have hardly made a dent in the market >> well maybe in Europe but in the US they're outselling Mac's 2-1. They're actually one of the most if not the most secure end device on the market, being that you as a user cannot install software on it if running native ChromeOS. They also have the TPM chip which checks a hash of the OS to see if anything has been tampered with. Very smart.
Google aren't much better. They make a lot of money from the freetard business model, but they're actually quite vulnerable to having their search revenue legislated out of existence in some parts of the world. Google do at least make stuff - Android (another area where they face serious legal difficulties related to monopoly positions), and you can actually pay for online services from Google (though why you'd want to is another matter)
If I may add I agree with everything you wrote apart from the above. Many businesses / schools use Google Hardware (Chromebooks) and software - ChromeOS, Android and pay for it. ChromeOS Chromebooks are probably the safest operating systems commerically avaliable for the mass market as an end device. Why would people pay for G suite? Have you ever used it? The collab features are hands down the best offering in the Enterprise market and office stuff is 80%+ of what businesses need for their staff.
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As someone who spent a decade on Android and moved over to iPhone for this exact reason it still surprises me that Google haven't found / pushed a way for users to update to the latest version through the play store or something similar. iPhone gives me 5/6 years of updates and for the price it commands I see that as a fair deal. I was looking at buying a pixel but how long will that get updates for? Just because people buy from Samsung doesn't mean Google should act like them.