Comment 2DDXD Re: Does Chromium even qualify as a distro?


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Does Chromium even qualify as a distro? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-12 16:21 (#1HD)

I'm within days of receiving a new HP Chromebook I ordered. But it's only going to run ChromeOS for about 1 millisecond before I wipe it and install a real Linux distro. No hard feelings to Chrome - I'm just not its target audience. I made a list of things I do on a computer and Chrome doesn't do any of them. My folks, on the other hand ... they've got an aging Mac and I'm thinking it's high time I start thinking about its replacement. Chrome is an option, potentially.

Re: Does Chromium even qualify as a distro? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-12 19:28 (#1HJ)

I recently got an ASUS ChromeBox to play with and was quite impressed. It satisfies a growing number of use cases and may finally enable the elusive "year of the Linux desktop."
  • Instant On
  • Zero software maintenance (apps synced cross device, no antivirus needed, nearly invisible upgrades)
  • Zero hardware maintenance (no hardware upgrades needed, nothing stored on disk)
ChromeOS is still missing one crucial feature: Access to local network filesystems (cifs or nfs) - If they add this, they will win.

Re: Does Chromium even qualify as a distro? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-13 10:36 (#1HZ)

Funny, I just received my new Chromebook yesterday - an HP 14. Ive only played with it a few hours but am pretty darned impressed. That said, Ill probably wind up wiping it and installing Linux. Im a Usenet fan and there are no workable Usenet Chrome apps, I do a ton of work at the console and it doesnt have a great terminal app that I can see, and it doesnt seem to have a good text editor. But I admit Im not exactly the target user group for a Chromebook. Other than that, if you are willing to stay within Chromes use cases, its pretty nice, and the HP machine is surprisingly good hardware for $200. Keyboard is decent (better than my HP laptop at work, actually), fast on and off, quick wireless, etc. Im more impressed than I thought Id be.
If I wipe it, Im installing BodhiLinux, which is a Ubuntu core with E17 (Enlightenment) on the desktop. Its a lovely distro, and E17 is way more usable and configurable/tweakable than either Gnome3 or Unity.

Re: Does Chromium even qualify as a distro? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-02-21 13:19 (#2DDXD)

I went with ubuntu on the desktop and except for systemd don't regret it. Will look into bodhi for next time.

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