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I just bought the Acer C710-2615 chromebook, was a good deal at $189 canadian. What do you guys do with your chromebook? Any tips or cool features i should know about? I'm still learning chrome os, installed Lubuntu linux too which was cool.

Here's the specs..

Screen Size 11.6 Inches
Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
LED Backlit Display Yes
Processor Type Intel Celeron 1007U
Processor Cores 2
Processor Speed 1.50Ghz
Processor Cache 2 MB
Hard Drive Capacity 16 GB SSD
RAM Size 2 GB
RAM Type SODIMM DDR3
RAM Speed 1066 MHz
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Didn't know you could put linux on one of those.

That might eventually make me buy one.
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

Didn't know you could put linux on one of those.

That might eventually make me buy one.

It's not perfect, a bit buggy but does the essentials, with the newer ones it's easier, they have open source seabios as their bios.

The remote desktop app is great, chrome remote desktop i connect to my home pc over internet over lan, can even play games that are on my home pc, although there is small lag.
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

Didn't know you could put linux on one of those.

That might eventually make me buy one.

It's not perfect, a bit buggy but does the essentials, with the newer ones it's easier, they have open source seabios as their bios.

The remote desktop app is great, chrome remote desktop i connect to my home pc over internet over lan, can even play games that are on my home pc, although there is small lag.
Well I figure that the bugs would be worth it for the price of a chromebook being cheaper than most laptops and the fact it would be easier than putting linux on a windows 8 based laptop.
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I like the Acer C7 better than the samsung model because you can plug stuff into it you want, you can swap the HHD with an SSD, and you can swap/ upgrade the memory also. I used it for traveling so I could keep up with email and stuff so this is a perfectly small device to do these things. Problem is now I am programing some and need a windows based machine to run programs.
The funny thing is most home laptop users could get away from using a chromebook instead.
     
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It's not perfect, a bit buggy but does the essentials, with the newer ones it's easier, they have open source seabios as their bios.

I've been planning on getting a Chromebook for dual-boot ChromeOS+Linux. I'm curious, can you give me some examples of bugs that you've encountered?
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post #7 of 8
Friend has one with Linux on it.
Hes mananged to push the battery to a rated 15-17 hours with powertools which is nuts.
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I'm gettin 2 real soon...I'm definitely down!
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