It's Not A Linux Laptop
May 13, 2011, 13:06 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I've been watching the commentary on Google's announcements
yesterday that their Chrome OS will be available on laptops from
partners - ChromeBooks - and that they will offer a scheme where
they provide a ChromeBook to businesses and students for $20-$30
per month. It's clear that some people are not seeing the real deal
here. I've seen comments on early reviews, Identi.ca and Twitter
saying this is just a Linux laptop and asking why it will be any
more successful than previous abortive attempts at the same, such
as putting Ubuntu on "netbook"-style laptops.
"But the ChromeBook is not just a laptop with Linux. It uses
Linux, yes, but that's incidental to the end user proposition."