Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 09:12 UTC
Google "Google's Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago. Now it's defying skeptics and gaining share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks. Chromebooks have in just the past eight months snagged 20 percent to 25 percent of the U.S. market for laptops that cost less than $300, according to NPD Group Inc. The devices, which have a full keyboard and get regular software updates from Google, are the fastest-growing part of the PC industry based on price, NPD said."
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lemur2
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Apparently she uses chroot to switch back and forth between Chrome OS and KDE on a Chromebook Pixel.

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130707160346164

PJ:

If what you want is the perfect laptop, you will probably have to spring for a Chromebook Pixel, I'd say, and put GNU/Linux on it too. The hardware is a big part of what makes a laptop superior, after all, and that Pixel screen can't be beat by a $199 laptop.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromebook_Pixel

Seems like a reasonable way to get a high-end laptop and yet completely avoid Windows.

Edited 2013-07-11 10:25 UTC

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