Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 15th May 2011 06:16 UTC, submitted by Sebastian Anthony
Google "Both hardware- and software-wise, [Chromebooks] are nothing special: You can download Chrome OS's open source brother, Chromium OS, for free -- and at around $400 for a Chromebook, you would certainly expect some better hardware than what Samsung and Acer are offering. In fact, for around $300 you can get a cheaper and more powerful netbook with Windows 7 pre-installed -- and it only takes about 30 minutes to wipe Windows and install Chrome OS yourself."
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makes no sense
by evert on Sun 15th May 2011 06:54 UTC
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If you can install your own OS, then (1) you are smart enough to install a regular Linux distro, and (2) you probably like to install your own stuff, so Chrome is not the best option for you. Except, maybe, if you want to give te netbook to someone else.

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