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My new ChromeBook has arrived! Feels like a more polished version of the Cr-48

July 22nd, 2011

Wonder if the same process for installing Ubuntu on the Cr-48 will also work for this model, guess I'll find out soon!

  1. July 23rd, 2011 at 01:38 | #1

    Neat! Let me know how it goes!

  2. July 23rd, 2011 at 02:29 | #2

    I would get one,but they just seem a little too expensive.

  3. July 23rd, 2011 at 02:32 | #3

    Yeah, I got this one free for attending Google I/O. I wouldn't buy one either, they cost too much for their limited functionality. But for free + the free 3G connectivity they make pretty sweet android dev laptops (with Ubuntu), assuming you have a device to test on as it's not fast enough to run the emulator.

  4. July 23rd, 2011 at 03:09 | #4

    Do you get a terminal with the OS?

  5. July 23rd, 2011 at 03:10 | #5

    If you flip the developer mode switch, you can flip to a text VT by hitting ctrl+alt+F2. I'm not sure if there's a way to run a terminal under X, but I imagine there is.

  6. July 23rd, 2011 at 03:16 | #6

    Was google I/O Worthwhile for you (Without considering the free chromebook?) lol…

  7. July 23rd, 2011 at 03:51 | #7

    yeah, the sessions were very informative. definitely worth attending