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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Member since:
2005-07-06

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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RE: makes no sense
by No it isnt on Sun 15th May 2011 10:19 in reply to "makes no sense"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

You can install stuff in Chrome. Just visit the Chrome store and see -- they've even got Angry Birds now. Besides, a netbook isn't for all sorts of apps, it's for quick access to the web.

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RE[2]: makes no sense
by Spiron on Sun 15th May 2011 10:30 in reply to "RE: makes no sense"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

except a lot of people use them for offline work as they are both cheep and more portable than a conventional laptop. this is chromeOS big failer, the inability to let the user use ANY offline storage or programs.

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RE: makes no sense
by Radio on Sun 15th May 2011 13:34 in reply to "makes no sense"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Except, maybe, if you want to give te netbook to someone else.

Exactly. I may want to give a computer to a friend or a family member and not have to spend too much time teaching or supportin them.

But then, I would install JoliOS, not ChromiumOS.

http://www.jolicloud.com/

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RE: makes no sense
by mkools on Sun 15th May 2011 17:30 in reply to "makes no sense"
mkools Member since:
2005-10-11

And why would I pay for a Windows 7 license first and then install Chrome?

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