Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th May 2014 20:54 UTC

If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebooks by the latter half of this year. This new set will be thinner, lighter, more powerful and generally more diverse in terms of design. It's clear that Google is making a play for the mainstream.

I applaud any efforts to get people to buy new platforms, but in all honesty, I've yet to see a Chromebook in the wild - in fact, I don't even think I've ever even seen one in a store. Granted, I live in a small country nobody cares about, and the uptake of non-Windows platforms in desktops and laptops has always been pretty abysmal here, but you'd think you'd see more of these things.

What is the current state of Chrome OS? Owners, do you use it every day? What do you miss in a Chromebook that a traditional Linux/Windows/OS X laptop does offer?

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half assed
by FunkyELF on Wed 7th May 2014 17:45 UTC
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They need to either go all out or let it die like Google Wave.

ChromeOS is seriously crippled.
Nobody wants to write an application using JavaScript / HTML / CSS etc.

How big of an undertaking was Google Docs and it isn't as nice as LibreOffice.

You will never see an application GIMP or Audacity running on ChromeOS.

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