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Why are you not using a Chromebook running a full version of Linux?
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>>52859540
Because that's no possible and ChromeOS is always running in the background.
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>>52859540
I am but lets face it, these things are pretty shitty and usually need patching to work
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>>52859540
I'm not paying $200 USD just to use a hobby OS that's only good for web browsing
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>>52859560
How is it not possible?
You can completely wipe the Toshiba Chromebook 2 of ChromeOS and run pure Linux
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>>52859591
pretty sure it's possible with all chromebooks though you'll have to flash the bios on the early ones for sure
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>>52859540
I have an Acer C720 with linux mint tucked away, but I use my T420 with Xubuntu because it's more better
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>>52859540
Because I just got a Lenovo 11e. 4gb ram, 128gb ssd, celeron quadcore. $199 on woot about a week ago. Wiped it and installed Arch.
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>>52861637
nice bezels
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>>52859540
Because I have a ROG.
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>>52859540
Because I can't get the trackpad to work properly on my Toshiba Chromebook 1 when using Crouton
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>>52859627
>>52859591
The Chromebook 2 cannot run a full Linux distro without crouton I think.
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>>52861637
>giant bezels
>1366x768 TN
I would take a Chromebook any day.
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because im using a slatebook x2 with android.
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>>52859540
because disk space and because i already own a dell xps dev running debian
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>>52859540
Because where I live they're more expensive (and have worse hardware) than other meme shit-tier laptops.
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>>52859540
But I am.
ChromeOS is nice though
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>>52859540
>Why are you not using a Chromebook
Because they all are plasticy, creaky, ugly, cheap pieces of shit.
Except for the pixel. That is fantastic, but way overpriced for the little storage and CPU it has, and also hard to get.
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>>52861920
Nope literally just did it yesterday. You have to flash seaBIOS. To do so you have to open her up and remove hardware level write protection. I have arch installed now, very nice :)
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>>52859591
fuck yeah i might get this! Is it hard to do? link to a guide??
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>>52859540
bacause i use Fn keys
and i can afford several thinkpads
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>>52859540
>full version of Linux

Asus C201 4Gb Chromebook
ARMv7 - rk3288 4-core cpu
Libreboot (readonly via hardware screw)
TP-LINK TL-WN722N (ATH9K_HTC)
linux-libre fully deblobbed kernel
debian8 jessie + xfce4
10+ hours shitpost time on battery
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Is it possible to install Windows on a chromebook?
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>>52862372
Yeah bruv, you will also likely need to remove hardware level write protection. Try the command here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Toshiba_Chromebook_2

You don't have to install arch linux after that command. Just insert USB of whatever Linux distro you want and install.

https://youtu.be/JcZ711cxKdA
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>>52864784
Probably but why the fuck would you do that?
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>>52864784
get out
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>>52859560
youre wrong and retarded
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Why do that when I can get a X220 for like $100, add one of my SSDs and have something nice for cheap?
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I wanted the Toshiba CB2 to go a little down in price before picking one up and it never did

The keyboard also seemed slightly shitty and there were several hardware compatibility kinks needing to be worked out the last time I checked
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>>52864784
I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Windows, is in fact, NSA/Windows, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, NSA plus Windows. Windows is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another locked down component of a fully functioning NSA system made useful by the NSA corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by the government.
Many computer users run a modified version of the NSA system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of NSA which is widely used today is often called “Windows”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the NSA system, developed by the NSA.
There really is a Windows, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Windows is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Windows is normally used in combination with the NSA operating system: the whole system is basically NSA with Windows added, or NSA/Windows. All the so-called “Windows” versions are really versions of NSA/Windows.
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>>52864923
Lightweight cheap laptop.

Take the Toshiba Chromebook 2 for example:

Good processor, 4GB ram, 8-12 hour battery life, good keyboard(wish it was a full one though). Get a large SD card or USB to store all your shit, hell even an external HDD.

4/5 would recommend.

If you have a desktop PC why use a desktop disguised as a laptop?
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>>52865180
>good keyboard
> doesnt even have delete, pgup, pgdn, home, or end keys
gtfo
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I have a C720.
I just use ChromeOS with crouton and plex to watch animu on it. It werks nice for a $150 machine.
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>>52862239
>Because they all are plasticy, creaky, ugly, cheap pieces of shit.
he hasn't seen all the Chromebooks
he hasn't seen the ASUS Chromebook Flip
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Because an old thinkpad offers better hardware, repeatability and aesthetism for cheaper.

If you care about weight, then you might as well get the macbook and open another thread to justify your choice of a laptop with only (not yet standard) one port.
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Because my 6 year old laptop won't fucking die
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>>52865380
repairability *
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But I am, an HP 14 chromebook running Fedora 22, and coreboot. Its decent for light programming work. I need to upgrade the ssd sooner or later, but I wish I got one with more ram.
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>using a meme device
>with a meme os
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>>52859540
Because I don't have enough money to buy a chromebook or a reason to have it anymore.
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>>52861637
>Celeron Quadcore
>Its still a celeron
Ayy lmao, I would get any AMD E series apu to that, better gpu performance.
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>>52859540
Because prebuilt desktop pc next aisle over had quad core 3.5 with 8g ram and 1tb hdd plus multiburner and card reader and usb3 holes all over it and was 50 bucks more.
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>>52861637
I bought one with a Celeron 1007U and 8GB of RAM for 127.99
It's literally shit, returned it back. Now I need to find a good Laptop to buy.
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>>52865384
Mine is on the way now with a battery creeping towards the later stages of failure, shell housing cracking up and the LCD panel getting closer to death with some vertical turquoise-ish line running over it. Finally an excuse to start looking for something more recent
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>>52861637
>celeron
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>>52868677
Probably even has a big ""INTEL INSIDE" sticker on it
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>>52859540
I want one but I don't need one.
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>>52868840
You don't need anything other than food, water, and shelter.
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>>52864588
screen res?
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>>52859540
I don't hate performance unlike you.
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>>52868851
add semi fast internet and a good desktop pc. That's literally all I need.
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I have my reasons
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>>52859540
Thought you'd never ask.
This 1080p screen is pretty much godlike.
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>>52864588
that is very cool. But I remember being advised not to try this on the Libreboot website. Is everything working for you?
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>>52859540
>wannabe Macbook
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>>52868882
Why do you need high performance on a laptop? are you doing protein folding calculations or curing cancer with it? i don't think so. Laptops are in 90% of the cases only used for browsing/shitposting/office so why do you need any more performance?
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I couldn't find one that had a 1080p screen, was very cheap and played nice with installing pure Linux over shitty chromeos
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>>52869093
That's what I'm talking about.
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>>52859588
Told status:
[] Not Told
[X] Told
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Really, really tempted to buy one of these Toshiba Chromebook 2s. However I hear there are hardware problems when installing Ubuntu? It looks like a great, portable platform for web development and shitposting.
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>>52869169
There's no reason to don't use crouton unless you fear the botnet.
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>>52868997
Is GPU acceleration for the desktop available?
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>>52869222
Compiz works, if that's what you mean.
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>>52869018
> everything working for you?

debian armhf port works fine. libreboot's complaint is no parabola or trisquel yet.

everything is good. mplayer2 plays full screen video fine. xfce4 means no gpu needed. four cores are plenty fast. microsd is perfect for additional storage.

>>52868871
> screen res?

1366x768
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>>52859540

because i am using a significantly superior computer
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>>52859540
Ass build quality. Might as well get a Thinkpad.
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>>52859540
Why would you go threw all that trouble. Just buy some shitty-nice-looking laptop and easily put Linux on it? Fucking fa/g/g/it.
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>>52868997
How do Chromium run to you?
I'm running Arch on my C720 and it uses way too much CPU
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>>52868975

shame, at least you try......
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>>52869335
Why would you subject yourself to 1366x768?
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>>52868975
a tablet?
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>>52868975
My boss uses it as a portable typewriter.
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>>52869390

1. no intel botnet
2. no firmware binary blobs
3. write-protected bios compiled from source
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>>52859540
But I am. C720 running Seabios and Arch, with a 128Gb SSD. Most decent netbook replacement I found at the time and yes, I do more with it than I'd ever do with a Surface or Macbook.
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>>52862298
>:)
>Arch
You're on the wrong web site.
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>>52868677
>>52861637
>>52865553
It's literally an Atom. Why would you spend so much money for such a piece of shit?
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>>52869383
It's pretty much at 0% usage all the time in htop. It would depend a lot on video decoding and all that.
Besides, CPU usage is good unless it's not optimized.
If it has to decode video, I don't care that it goes up to 100% usage, unless another decoder offers the same quality with less.
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>>52859591

Is it it possible to do it WITHOUT disassembling the case and messing with the board potentially bricking device? Which is the case with Toshiba.
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>>52865179
You should see a doctor. There is no need to suffer that much.
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>>52859540

Can you use drivers from Chrome OS on your Linux? I v heard those drivers are sweet.
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>>52865502
They didn't even mention Windows.
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>>52871078
The touchpad one, yeah.
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>>52871164

Are things similar with Crouton solution?
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whats wrong with chrome OS?
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>>52871277
It uses the same drivers AFAIK
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>>52871312
You can't do anything on it is the problem
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>>52859540
because i like video games ;^)
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>>52865179
>>52870900
>not knowing this is a pasta
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>>52861916

That doesn't make any sense: You're already running Linux, and have the drivers.

Did you try to install something other than with crouton?
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>>52859540
Because my Zen book is better quality and I don't have to jump through hoops just to install another OS
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What's the best chromebook though?
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>>52859540
Why would you do that when you can get an acer cloudbook with a real hard drive for less? Or the hp stream convertible.
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>>52871454

I recommend looking at Dell Chromebooks.
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>>52871485
No 1080p ips dislay.
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Why would I, I don't need another computer.
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>>52871485
1366x768 TN vs 1920x1080 IPS with almost perfect delta-E
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>>52859540
I am
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>>52872985
Model & specs?
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>>52872985
How do you like ChromeOS?
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Because I'm running Linux on my ideapad that cost less than a Chromebook with far better specs.
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>>52873084
>How do you like your chrome browser?
FTFY
ChromeOS is nothing more than a browser
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>>52862298
>open her up
>her
:^)
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>>52873018
Pic related, llvm striped on a 256gb u2 sd card
>>52873084
Didn't support Cisco VPN when I bought it so I put Ubuntu on it. Hidpi and touch are great

>>52873251
>being this illiterate
Has your mom taught you to tie your shoes yet?
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When there is librebootable 1080p version with sub 11.6" screen and THIN bezels

These fucks put all trash tn 1366x768 panels in like its 2005
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>>52859540
Because I could only afford the trial version of Linux.
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>>52859591
FFS

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrome_OS_devices/Chromebook
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>>52873347
I kek'd
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>>52865502
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>>52869910
Works fine for me senpai. Intel is getting much better on the low end.

>>52865553
They had a amd based varient, but it was a 12w part, and this is a 7w part.
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>>52873524
sweet meme bro
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>>52873312
>when

clearly the intel backdoor doesn't bother you.
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Because we aren't shilling for google.

When are the mods going to do their job and delete these obvious shill threads. The only reason I can think of is Google must be paying for this thread to not be deleted.
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>>52874863
Golly, you sure are paranoid.
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@52874863
+1
Only Lenovo shills should be allowed on this board.
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>>52874863
>When are the mods going to do their job and delete these obvious shill threads.
In defense of OP; he might just a stupid fucker, and not a shill.
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Because im using a chromebook running a full version of windows. A celeron, 4gb ram, 32gb ssd ,and 6-8hour battery is plenty for taking notes and following along in powerpoints. Beat that for 55$
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>>52875274
>55$
>windows
But that's illegal, anon!
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>>52859540
Because I prefer my non-Chromebook running OpenBSD. I'd probably still be using my Cr-48 if the hinge didn't fail.
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>>52874863
>implying a shill would suggest you replace ChromeOS with something else
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>>52875168
Aaand that is my cue. I am a "stupid fucker" who tried to make a legit thread regarding chromebooks a few days ago and got chased out and now that somebody else has a thread that actually survived I can ask some questions...

I do need a new computer, one that will last but also one that is affordable and am honestly considering a chromebook. It seems the tech is here but how are the actual builds of these things? Their low price and seemingly lackluster parts ( Excluding the Pixel which I don't think I want to buy due to price given these machines are glorified daily planners ) makes me hesitant to make a purchase. I also want to get away from Windows and Apple but don't know if Chrome OS is a good option vs another Linux system. I won't ask you all to be my personal tech support but I hope you can tell me the best way to find what I want to meet my needs.

Right now I do mostly use the internet when I do use a computer. I'd like something I can do minor editing of videos with ( don't know if that can be done online ) along with holding up well to travel ( may possibly get dropped, dinged or mishandled by myself or others ) along with some light work.

How do I find out if one of these books truly meets my needs?
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>>52859588
shitty bait is shit but i'll bite.
more than 90% of super computers run linux and so does most servers that serv the internet.

get a life faggot
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>>52876795
Nobody's going to buy a Chromebook just to run a fucking server, you stupid fuck. Kill yourself.
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>>52876875
we are talking about GNU/Linux on chromebooks here not ChromeOS. Fucking moron.
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>>52875423
Actually copy of windows was free from my university, and the c720 was 55$ on ebay with a non working screen. The screen was fixed by reseating the cable. Total cost ~55$
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>>52876960
>free from my university
Oh, so I bought it for you then.

You're welcome you freeloading scumbag
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>>52865502
>meme machine
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>>52874074
>They had a amd based varient, but it was a 12w part, and this is a 7w part.

Are you sure? I have a HP stream 14 and the A4-6400T has a TDP of 4.5 watts
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>>52865298
why the fuck would you use an end key in Chrome OS?
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>>52877039
Web browsing and text editing. I use Home and End all the time
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>>52859540
>it's okay to not have a trackpoint on my daily driver....

Absolutely haram
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>>52877583
Clitmice are genuinely tedious and clumsy, more so than even the ps3 browser experience. Suggesting them as an input necessity relegates your opinion to meaninglessness
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>>52865179
I know you
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Chromebooks are the greatest. Most people only need a web browser so why use a full fledged OS all the time?
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>>52861916
>>52876340
https://galliumos.org/
You're welcome fuckers.
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>>52859540
I do, wish i got a thinkpad, this is hell
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Got that Acer Chromebook 11 with the pretty ass white color
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>>52870769
Nope, you have to remove a screw and put dielectric between two connections to enable writing the boot device.
It's straightforward really.
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>>52876982
He could very well be from United States.
You know, the place where college costs a testicle and a half, and you pay for the expenses yourself anyway.
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>>52880770
testicles worth that much in the US? They are about 3000$ in turkey
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What of Chromebook pixel friends?
I'm considering getting i7 version. Seems good. Expensive but I'm planning to hang on to it for a while. Thoughts?
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>>52880801
Their sentimental value is appreciated.
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>>52859540
I don't speak broke nigga
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>>52880770
Even in the US, unless he went to a private school, his tuition and housing, as well as numerous amenities, would have been subsidised by state and federal taxes. Only foreign students in the US pay full price
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