Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 09:12 UTC
Google "Google's Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago. Now it's defying skeptics and gaining share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks. Chromebooks have in just the past eight months snagged 20 percent to 25 percent of the U.S. market for laptops that cost less than $300, according to NPD Group Inc. The devices, which have a full keyboard and get regular software updates from Google, are the fastest-growing part of the PC industry based on price, NPD said."
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lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Apparently she uses chroot to switch back and forth between Chrome OS and KDE on a Chromebook Pixel.

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130707160346164

PJ:

If what you want is the perfect laptop, you will probably have to spring for a Chromebook Pixel, I'd say, and put GNU/Linux on it too. The hardware is a big part of what makes a laptop superior, after all, and that Pixel screen can't be beat by a $199 laptop.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromebook_Pixel

Seems like a reasonable way to get a high-end laptop and yet completely avoid Windows.

Edited 2013-07-11 10:25 UTC

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

You have always been able to buy a macbook if you want a highend laptop and to avoid windows...

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

You have always been able to buy a macbook if you want a highend laptop and to avoid windows...

Yes, but MacBooks were not really designed to run Linux. So sometimes you had problems with WiFi, Power management, Thunderbolt, etc. Besides, there is no MacBook that has a touchscreen yet.

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some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

No, she runs it on $200 Acer C7.

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