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seems like a lot of effort and time which could be spent putting together a similar system in a similar case and just have it run linux. i think the chromebox is a great idea but i'm against anything that limits what i can do with a computer.
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Originally Posted by jordankehoe View Post

seems like a lot of effort and time which could be spent putting together a similar system in a similar case and just have it run linux. i think the chromebox is a great idea but i'm against anything that limits what i can do with a computer.

I can see that. any other linux distro would be able to do alot more. they should just run goobuntu and call it a 'gobook' or whatever the hell they want.
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You have to think of Chrome OS as the stepping point between Android and a desktop OS. The chromebook is by far the least fussy computer I have ever owned. I like the way it's setup so there is no need to have the option to changed anything. You turn it on it syncs everything with my google account and I'm good to go. Even an Android tablet requires more setup.

It also runs a lot better on weak hardware than Ubuntu does. Yes you could make a cut down version of ubuntu and get the same effect and maybe be able to more things with it but that all takes a certain level of technical understanding and time.

The chromebook/box is for someone who wants a no muss no fuss system, not the power-user. The chromebook works great for me because all I wanted was something to type google documents on the go. I don't want to spend any time messing with it and it doesn't need to do anymore than that.
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