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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Service manuals
by ClockworkZombie on Wed 7th May 2014 21:42 UTC
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I repair computers and the vendor now insists I login to their website to access service manuals instead of downloading PDFs.

This policy is because people were uploading the manuals to file sharing sites.

I purchased a 14" HP Chromebook and it is excellent for this purpose, the bigger screen is better than an iPad even if the screen quality is not as good. Older eyes need bigger screens. ;)

I planned to copy all my PDF service manuals to the Chromebook andthe only thing I miss from it is when opening a PDF bookmarks are not yet recognised.


I use this 3 -5 times per week.

If I could remove my dependance on iTunes and perhaps photoshop elements I would not need anything else.

Edited 2014-05-07 21:51 UTC

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