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[2]: Side note
by sbergman27 on Sun 15th May 2011 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Side note"
sbergman27
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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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RE[3]: Side note
by JAlexoid on Mon 16th May 2011 13:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Side note"
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2009-05-19

Same here. But I didn't feel OK even sitting on a 300mbps pipe.

EDIT: Sorry, not pipe - "tube". Since "internet is a series of tubes".

Edited 2011-05-16 13:01 UTC

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