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: I don't get it
by andrewclunn on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 14:29 UTC in reply to "I don't get it"
andrewclunn
Member since:
2012-11-05

Clearly this is a high end laptop for people who want to put linux on their machines. That's really the only point I see for it.

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RE[2]: I don't get it
by darknexus on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE: I don't get it"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Clearly this is a high end laptop for people who want to put linux on their machines. That's really the only point I see for it.

And that will depend on how locked down it is. We've seen a trend towards locking down Chromebooks as tight as, if not tighter than, some Windows machines. If this is one of those, you may be stuck with ChromeOS for a while and have to bootstrap an external package manager on top of that.

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RE[2]: I don't get it
by tylerdurden on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 21:46 in reply to "RE: I don't get it"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Talk about a niche market! ;-)

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