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

Chamunks Arkturus chamunks at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 09:25:42 EDT 2012


You'd be surprised at the number of people I consult who simply just use
whats in their browser why not simply provide a low end computer with
simply a browser in it with nothing but security in mind.

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> 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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