Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:48 UTC
Google It's turning out to be a bit of a crazy week for cool new products, isn't it? We already got Ubuntu Touch Preview for phones and tablets, then we got the new PlayStation 4 yesterday, and today Google surprised us all by launching the Chromebook Pixel. Google's first laptop appears to be a stunning machine - just don't ask who the hell it's for.
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RE[2]: LOL Google
by tidux on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE: LOL Google"
tidux
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2011-08-13

ChromeOS is based on Gentoo Linux, and you can get a terminal emulator by hitting Ctrl-Alt-T. Hopefully they'll add a GUI way of accessing it soon, as a gentle introduction for all the nublets. I'm seriously contemplating getting a Chromebook and seeing how much work it takes to bootstrap pkgsrc on it, because it's already GNU/Linux, it just needs a package manager that stays out of /.

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RE[3]: LOL Google
by ricegf on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 22:21 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL Google"
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2007-04-25

Didn't know thr, thanks! If I took the plunge, I'd still want to give Ubuntu and SUSE (at least) a try, but I won't rule out Chrome out of hand.

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