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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RE: makes no sense
by No it isnt on Sun 15th May 2011 10:19 UTC 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[3]: makes no sense
by No it isnt on Sun 15th May 2011 12:43 in reply to "RE[2]: makes no sense"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Wrong: http://www.thechromesource.com/tag/chrome-os-offline/

Edited 2011-05-15 12:43 UTC

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