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I like to do some of those things
Authored by: Ian Al on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 12:18 PM EDT
even when my broadband goes down. As for the costs of mobile broadband when I
already have land-line broadband - well - forget it.

Chromebook is a neat concept and implementation, but I am too concerned about
the security and privacy of my data to use it. I also like the flexibility,
range and performance of my anti-social software actually running on my own
computer and the data backed up on my own drives.

I may be unnecessarily scared off by the thought of what MS Windy Cloudfart
might do to me.

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Regards
Ian Al
Software Patents: It's the disclosed functions in the patent, stupid!

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Chromebook: your next PC?
Authored by: yacc on Monday, October 08 2012 @ 09:37 PM EDT
Well Linux based desktop is correct, and at the same time completely
misleading.

Anyway, google around, Chromebooks are notoriously hard to use with a regular
Linux distribution, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, ...

Hardware-wise Chromebooks are cool, especial when it comes price. But this
strict lock-down (e.g. need to turn on developer mode, and then you've got a
nightmare ahead to install a distribution completely).

I think that Google has gone overboard on this. They should have included a
normal UEFI firmware as an option in developer mode, ...

Every sold Chromebook, even if it does not use ChromeOS is good for Google, I
mean, it increases counts, which means that ChromeOS looks more viable, and at
the same time lowers hardware costs/increases margins by the magic of bigger
sales.

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