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When we reviewed the first version of Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 laptop about a year ago, we called into question its usefulness in the enterprise. Sure, we were taken with the novelty of a low-cost laptop running an operating system built around our favorite browser. But, the list of enterprise concerns was long, including a lack of an accessible file system, limited control of system settings, and limited virus control, media playback and printing capabilities.
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Indeed, ChromeOS 19 is vastly improved. And in a world in which billions of malware attacks occur each day, there's always a strong need for bulletproof security. As an enterprise environment for running single-purpose, heads-down apps that still offers access to communications and social media, ChromeOS 19 has a lot to offer as a thin-client OS. Here are a few more of the highlights.