So I got Chromebook religion

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by lowendlinux, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. lowendlinux Contributor

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    My Pixel came in yesterday and this machine is silly, stupid, fast and smooth even at 2560x1700 on integrated graphics. I put it in dev mode as soon as it arrived and installed crouton last night and Ubuntu 14.04. That little script is pretty much awesome just run it enter a user name and password and Ubuntu is all set up. So now I have a beautiful and fast machine that runs Ubuntu and ChromeOS at the same time and can switch between with a key combo. It's better than a just Linux box since you can smart unlock and sync everything. This has to be one of the coolest computers I've ever had.

    I got me some religion BAD.
     
  2. Klyster macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds really cool! How much was it?
    Did you get it from Google store?
     
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    Looks like the only Pixel computer they're shipping at the moment is the Pixel-c which is a tablet type computer.
     
  4. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    I'd imagine it'll be replaced on the 4th.
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    It's first gen and it came from the bay ~$300.

    I was going to wait and get a System76 laptop but this popped into a search was half the price with a better screen but worse battery life.
     
  5. mi7chy, Sep 29, 2016
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    I have to say ChromeOS offers the fastest and smoothest desktop browsing experience. If you have supported hardware you can try it without buying anything.

    https://www.neverware.com
     
  6. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    I just picked up a 128GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and I'm putting my music docs and all the other misc. stuff that was on my laptop on it.
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    That neverware seems pretty cool..OFC I'm out of stuff to try it on
     
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    I have my fingers crossed that they offer a hybrid type form factor, a la the Surface Pro/iPP/Samsung TabPro S. Realize it's a real longshot but, one can hope. :D
     
  9. Michael Goff Suspended

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    Isn't the Pixel 3 rumored to come out next year?
     

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