Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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No, you just get to pay the Google Tax to get a browser trying to be an operating system.

Then you need to wipe it out of the system and install a proper operating system.

Somehow I think it feels similar to another operating system developed by a company in Redmond.

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nej_simon Member since:

No, you just get to pay the Google Tax to get a browser trying to be an operating system.

So how much is the "google tax"? The 199$ C7 Chromebook is a rebranded 329$ Aspire One with windows so whatever the "google tax" is, if there even is one, it can't be that much.

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Chris_G Member since:

0%. That's the Google tax for Chrome OS.

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