Neverware has created a software program that turns any old computer into a Chromebook or Chromebox. All it takes is a USB flash drive and a few minutes to load the company’s Cloudready software onto a computer.
The company worked with Google to develop Cloudready, and it’s a cloud-based operating system based on Chromium OS, which is the open source version of the software that runs on Chromebooks.
Since everything runs online, via a web browser, the operating system puts less strain on the computer’s hardware, which helps it run faster and more efficient.
Neverwhere claims that Cloudready can make any computer that is less than eight years old run like new again.
Schools can take advantage of low-cost technical support for $25 per machine, per year, or $59 for a four-year license. Neverware says that Cloudready could add at least four years to the life of a computer.
Neverware has 100 schools listed as paid subscribers to the Cloudready premium service. Instead of having to buy new devices as older ones become outdated, schools can simply download Cloudready and keep existing computers running for longer.
via CNN Money
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