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    Arrow 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    Somebody has no clue what they are talking about.

    "Linux desktop, and they will have no idea how to keep all the different software components updated."
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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    I wonder if the person who wrote the article that had actually ever used Linux...



    Linux Netbooks: You think Windows Patch Management is difficult? Show the average consumer the Linux desktop, and they will have no idea how to keep all the different software components updated.
    ^^^
    ...wow, I must be missing out on something.

    (is'int chrome OS built on a Linux kernel? )

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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    I like the idea of chromebooks, however if at anytime you lack a network connection, it's as useful as a brick.
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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    I bought the samsung chromebook for my wife for xmas, and I think it's the coolest thing ever!

    It's more like a toy, or rather just an extra device to have around, not a replacement for a real laptop or computer. And if you lose internet connection, many of the apps work offline (such as documents). Not to mention, you can boot Ubuntu on a chromebook with it loaded on an SD card.

    The Chromebook's are a tweaked up version of gentoo linux. I adore my chromebook, and I can't wait till school's over so I can hack it and play with it for real!

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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    So just glancing at it, it looks like most of the reasons amount to "Google manages everything" on a Chromebook. Seems like the author may have missed the point of why most Linux users actually like to use Linux.

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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    Also missed the whole update managers and repositories and package managers handling all the updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    I like the idea of chromebooks, however if at anytime you lack a network connection, it's as useful as a brick.
    You need to leave that in his comment section! That's quite good.
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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    I like the idea of chromebooks, however if at anytime you lack a network connection, it's as useful as a brick.
    This.

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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    Wow, this guy is really a tool, isn't he?

    "range of operating systems"? No, it's all Linux. Ubuntu offers the most stability in you could go to System76, ZaReason or the other OEMs to get the same Ubuntu experience. (I don't have the link to the article about Ubuntu doing well installed on Dell computers outside of the USA.)

    OpenOffice? I guess that shows how long ago he last tried Linux (if ever).

    Yeah, he is spewing FUD about the package management because I don't think there are any distributions that do not include their own package management software where in 1-2 clicks you have ALL of your software updated.

    The Chromebook can be commpared against a Linux netbook so much better than the old-school FUD-regurgitation he put on "paper". Sad thing is he gets paid for this crap.

    I have a Chromebook (Cr-48) and my laptop runs Ubuntu 12.04 (and Windows 7 on a second hard drive). I do jump back and forth between them and for most things I use the Chromebook but when I need to do something more involved then I need a full computer OS.

    Offline Google Docs helps with Chromebook's offline capabilities. It isn't absolute, but it helps.
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    Re: 5 reasons Chromebooks beat Linux

    Different tools for different uses.

    If you need a desktop OS then Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.

    If you need a web browser and can use internet productivity apps then Chromebook, Joli Cloud laptop Ipda or other tablets like Nexus 10.

    If you just need to check your e-mail and need a computer on you all of the time then smarphone with biggest data cap you can afford.

    You can't use a drill to eat your dinner with and you can't make holes in metal using your fingers. Different tools for different jobs.

    Author is a bit of a dunderhead in this case.

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