Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:59 UTC
Google If you ever needed evidence that no, people don't want a browser as an operating system, it's this: Google has updated Chrome OS to pretty much turn it into a traditional desktop operating system. This does raise the question - does anybody actually use Chrome OS?
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RE: Hmm...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 22:11 UTC in reply to "Hmm..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Either way, seeing as how great Windows 7 is (it's a joy to use, IMO), and what a complete catastrophe Windows 8 will be, perhaps it's time to look at the alternatives. ;)


I'm already doing that. Ubuntu doesn't install on my ZenBook, and Linux Mint doesn't have the right processor and power savings optimisations, leaving the processor running at full speed all the time.

While like the idea of having an additional tool to fry eggs on, I'd rather use my laptop to browse for porn.

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by MacTO on Wed 11th Apr 2012 05:05 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

I'll take fried eggs with a hint of mint over porn any day.

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by AdamW on Wed 11th Apr 2012 05:15 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

why not install fedora? there's never anything wrong with it!

excuse me while i drink heavily.

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RE[3]: Hmm...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 11th Apr 2012 10:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

People always forget OpenSuSE and Fedora.

Far better than Ubuntu or Debian based derivatives.

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by earksiinni on Wed 11th Apr 2012 09:30 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Thom, run "pm-powersave true" on your command line. I've added it to my ACPI scripts so that it runs every time I unplug my laptop, but adding it to /etc/init.d/rc.local or w/e script it is would activate power saving features every time you turn on your computer.

It's a really great tool and really, really poorly marketed, but I think it comes standard on all modern distros.

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by WereCatf on Wed 11th Apr 2012 09:31 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I'd rather use my laptop to browse for porn.

Now that I want more information on : what kind of porn does Mr. Holwerda watch and how does it relate to OSNews?

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RE[3]: Hmm...
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 11th Apr 2012 09:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm..."
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

You don't want to go there. I'd say there's a good chance it involves some unicorns...

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 11th Apr 2012 10:17 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Fuduntu ... distro with Jupiter Power Saving.

http://www.fuduntu.org/

Edited 2012-04-11 10:17 UTC

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by OSGuy on Fri 13th Apr 2012 11:21 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

And to both of you, why look for something else just because a new Windows OS gets released? You do NOT have to upgrade (yet another good thing of local/non-cloud computing). Why upgrade if the older version works? I skipped Vista. I went from XP directly to Windows 7 and I have never regretted - well spent money!

I agree, Windows 7 is a joy to use and would never have Windows 8 as a permanent OS. I have the CP installed for testing my programs only.

If you really want to try a true competitor to the Windows 7 (or any other Windows) experience in terms of functionality, logic and sense and a professional graphical user interface, as weird and funny it may sound, I strongly advise you to try the Kubuntu-TDE edition available on TDE's site.

Edited 2012-04-13 11:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by calden on Sat 14th Apr 2012 20:28 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
calden Member since:
2012-02-02

That's strange as I'm posting this right now from Ubuntu installed on my Zenbook 11". What kind of problems have you run into?

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