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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For most users ChromeOS offers just enough of what they need. Most users don't need a shell prompt.

If you do, I'm sure you know how to get one.

Seriously, I was thinking the same thing. You'd say the same thing about Android ("it's a tablet OS, it just works, your mom knows how to use it, it's not for geeks, etc."). But go to the Google Play store and you'll find dozens of terminal/shell apps, and other apps that give you a command line on your Android device.

Seems like this argument has run off the rails.

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