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linuxforartists
December 15th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Looks like someone took their free Chrome OS computer and immediately installed Ubuntu on it:

From TechCrunch:

Ubuntu meets Google Cr-48 laptop (http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/14/ubuntu-meets-google-cr-48-laptop-keeps-chrome-along-for-the-rid/)

Viva
December 15th, 2010, 02:25 AM
That is rather disgraceful.

simpleblue
December 15th, 2010, 02:45 AM
That is rather disgraceful.

At least they chose a good distro to use. ;)

I'm glad to see that it was a Linux person that did this first and not a Windows installation.

tfphoenix
December 15th, 2010, 03:09 AM
That is rather disgraceful.

Not really considering it's dual boot. They can still provide Google with good feedback on Chromium and test Ubuntu functionality at the same time. :)

Gremlinzzz
December 15th, 2010, 03:53 AM
Tell em to use this home page
http://startingpage.com/
:D

smellyman
December 15th, 2010, 04:16 AM
Cool.

Load Chromium on that and you have ChromeOS plus a functional laptop.

supermelon928
December 15th, 2010, 05:08 AM
That is rather disgraceful.

high horse alert

TheWeakSleep
December 15th, 2010, 07:35 AM
I love how the laptop is unbranded. That's my biggest draw to it. I hope I can find one on ebay someday :p
EDIT: I felt like I contributed nothing to the topic. Basically what I was saying is that now that I know I can install multiple distributions without severe modification, I want it even more.

asifnaz
December 15th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Looks like someone took their free Chrome OS computer and immediately installed Ubuntu on it:

From TechCrunch:

Ubuntu meets Google Cr-48 laptop (http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/14/ubuntu-meets-google-cr-48-laptop-keeps-chrome-along-for-the-rid/)

That is pure breach of trust

ddoolin
December 15th, 2010, 08:38 AM
I love how the laptop is unbranded. That's my biggest draw to it. I hope I can find one on ebay someday :p
EDIT: I felt like I contributed nothing to the topic. Basically what I was saying is that now that I know I can install multiple distributions without severe modification, I want it even more.

They're actually on eBay already for cheap.

Hah. Breach of trust...disgraceful...what's next. I didn't promise to not do anything with this machine. I think they made the developer switch easy to access for a reason. Google doesn't want to close their machine off completely. They expected this way before it happened.

earthpigg
December 15th, 2010, 10:58 AM
They're actually on eBay already for cheap.

no they aren't.

read the descriptions associated with the listings.

cascade9
December 15th, 2010, 11:16 AM
no they aren't.

read the descriptions associated with the listings.

They have appeared there, but are getting pulled off, because they 'stolen property' or some nonsense. I havent got one, but as far as I know ddoolin is right, there wasnt any contract entred into.

Mind you, there is still this up-

http://cgi.ebay.com/Google-CR-48-Notebook-CR48-/320630449778

:lolflag:

Edit- link to the 'stolen property' CR-48 ebay listing-

http://cgi.ebay.com/Google-Cr-48-Laptop-READ-DESCRIPTION-/130464831241?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item1e604f5709#ht_500wt_1156

Dr. C
December 15th, 2010, 04:57 PM
They're actually on eBay already for cheap.

Hah. Breach of trust...disgraceful...what's next. I didn't promise to not do anything with this machine. I think they made the developer switch easy to access for a reason. Google doesn't want to close their machine off completely. They expected this way before it happened.

Google had to place this switch because of GPL v3, as Chrome OS has GPL v3 code. Call it the RMS switch if you wish.

earthpigg
December 15th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Google had to place this switch because of GPL v3, as Chrome OS has GPL v3 code. Call it the RMS switch if you wish.

source?

not because i think you are lying, but because i'd be interested in reading more about this.