Does Chromium even qualify as a distro? (Score: 1) by email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 OnZero 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 email@example.com 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.