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The continuous improvements in Chromebooks’ usefulness and power means it may well be the future of computing, writes Christopher Mims FOR most of my working life, I’ve used Macs at home and Windows PCs at work. But a couple of years ago, intrigued by a change in the winds of computing — from the desktop to the cloud — I decided to give Google’s Chromebooks a chance.Now, to my surprise, I use the Chrome operating system for all my nonmobile computing. Thanks to continuous improvements in its usefulness and power, I increasingly think it’s the future of computing.That view is gaining adherents. In the first quarter, Chrome OS devices outsold products using Apple’s Mac OS for the first time.Chrome OS devices still account for only 10% of PC sales in the US and 2.5% of PC sales worldwide, according to Linn Huang, a director of research at IDC. But IDC expects sales of Chrome OS devices to increase nearly 30% this year, far outstripping the PC market’s overall growth.Here’s why I agree:...

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