New Haswell-Based Chromebooks Unveiled
Phoronix: New Haswell-Based Chromebooks Unveiled
Aside from the Intel Bay Trail unveiling today, exciting news out of the Intel Developer Forum today is a set of new Chromebooks thanks to Google and their partners. Being at IDF, these are Intel-based devices and using the latest-generation Haswell CPUs...
Oh, the Google announcement is that they will be coming in the next few months, so there is nothing much to see here ...
CROUTON, Michael: you forgot to mention CROUTON
CROUTON - that I think should be installed by default - allows Chrome OS users to install deb packages as MS Skype but also alot of GNU deb packages
I couldn't agree more. It also turns it into a steam client. Crouton made my son's chromebook a lot, lot more fun and useful. But it needed a geek to do some work. Crouton should be there by default. Good point, Mitcoes!
Originally Posted by mitcoes
When I read that all I could think was "these are going to be expensive".
Originally Posted by phoronix
no point to buying this chromebooks
I really wish Google would let you run Linux applications on the Chrome OS and not making it almost mandatory to install a second operating system. I realise there's lots of web applications but there sadly not on par with their desktop counterparts.
This is what Crouton does, see the posts above. But you need to jump lots of hoops (like switching to developer mode, running a script from the command line, and hoping that you don't reboot and accidentally press the space bar, in which case your whole Crouton chroot will get erased, etc)
Originally Posted by Spectre
They don't look sexy.
Build quality doesn't look great.
Ugly Acer/HP/etc logos plastered on them.