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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Side note
by deathshadow on Sun 15th May 2011 07:05 UTC
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

Have I ever mentioned how annoying sites like "extremetech" are, where they seem to think that three paragraphs of content in a tiny little box in the middle of the screen is too much... since it cuts into the space available for adverts any user with a brain has blocked?

Of course that the site NEVER seems to actually finish loading... ever...

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RE: Side note
by Spiron on Sun 15th May 2011 07:30 in reply to "Side note"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

another thing about that site that pisses users off is the forced 1024x700. there are ways to make things align to the sides so that the site looks good whatever res you are looking at it through.

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RE: Side note
by Soulbender on Sun 15th May 2011 09:58 in reply to "Side note"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I just naturally assumes that any site with "extreme" (or even lamer variations thereof) in the name sucks the devils cojones and are run, and frequented, by incompetent schmucks. Amazing how seldom I'm proven wrong.

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RE[2]: Side note
by fran on Sun 15th May 2011 15:55 in reply to "RE: Side note"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

just browsed extremetech a bit and it looks quite decent. Hardware reviews, diverse tech news, howto sections.
Symphathy to any new startup finding a catchy name.

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RE[2]: Side note
by sbergman27 on Sun 15th May 2011 18:42 in reply to "RE: Side note"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Well, each page features about a hundred words of the article with a "Next->" link below it, framed by a sea of various and sundry sidebars. I didn't dare turn my ad-blocker off. I only have a 15 megabit/s Internet connection.

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