Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Oct 2013 17:18 UTC

AnandTech has reviewed the new Chromebook 11 from HP/Google.

Chrome OS is extremely purpose built and it is something that should bring about great concern to those at Microsoft. I personally don't have a problem with Windows 8, but purpose built is hardly a phrase that applies to the OS - at least if you're talking about it on a more traditional PC. I suspect by the time we get to Windows 9, Microsoft will have a better answer to the critics of 8/8.1, but that gives Google and its Chrome OS partners at least another year of marketshare erosion. At the beginning of this mobile journey I remember x86 being an advantage for Intel, and we all know what happened to that. Similarly, I remember Windows/Office being advantages for Microsoft. If Microsoft doesn't find a quick solution for making low cost Windows PCs just as well executed as Chrome OS devices, it'll find itself in a world where Windows no longer matters to entry-level/mainstream users.

Apple's taken over the high-end, Google is taking over the low-end, and in mobile, the company barely registers.

Microsoft's next CEO faces a herculean task.

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RE[2]: doubtful
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 15th Oct 2013 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE: doubtful"
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Can you put Ubuntu on the ARM version as well?

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RE[3]: doubtful
by pilotgi on Tue 15th Oct 2013 23:23 in reply to "RE[2]: doubtful"
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Can you put Ubuntu on the ARM version as well?

openSUSE has an ARM version of their distro.

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RE[3]: doubtful
by Wondercool on Wed 16th Oct 2013 11:24 in reply to "RE[2]: doubtful"
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RE[3]: doubtful
by Lennie on Wed 16th Oct 2013 16:38 in reply to "RE[2]: doubtful"
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Yes, I use that. I'm happy with it.

The only annoying thing is you have to press a key to enter the 'developer mode' at startup. If you get it wrong, it will do a restore (which takes more than 15 minutes I believe) and you'll have to get it back in developer mode (takes a few steps) and make the Linux desktop partition the default boot partition again.

And the keyboard doesn't have all the normal keys. I would have liked some more keys, maybe I should take the time to look into more keyboard mappings.

Everything else works great, it's just a little ARM dual-boot netbook/laptop (ChromeOS and desktop Linux) for about 300 euros (includes shipping from

Because I bought mine from the UK, I needed to replace the plug of the power supply.

Edited 2013-10-16 16:51 UTC

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