[kwlug-disc] google-offers-low-budget-arm-based-chromebook

Bilal Akhtar bilalakhtar at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 18 20:08:18 EDT 2012

I actually like the idea behind Chromebooks. Anyone knows of ways to
get them here in Canada? Google has never sold Chromebooks in Canada,
and it seems like the only way to get the new ones too is to get an
Amerifriend ship one to you (or drive there). Even the Chromebook
website lists US and UK retailers only.

The new ones are all WiFi-only, so technically they should be able to
sell them here without any carrier deals. What could possibly be
stopping them?

Bilal Akhtar.

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM,  <jvj at golden.net> wrote:
> CNET: Chromebooks are cloud-computing laptops use Google's Chrome OS, which
> is built on Linux under the covers but which actually runs applications in
> the Chrome browser. (for $249 and up)
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57534803-93/google-offers-low-budget-arm-based-chromebook/
> IMHO: Everything old is new again.  Recall an earlier discussion here on
> cloud computing.
> Chromebooks are more like dumb terminals of long ago.
> And with the "cloud" being the "mainframe" running the apps and having the
> data storage.
> jsquared
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