Instructions for install? Functionality?
Besides performance, it would be great to give some installation instructions, and indication of what works and what not. It is very popular in Amazon, where the reviews are quite positive, but it seems like the version of flash in Chrome OS doesn't work with many popular sites.
I HATE how closed chromebooks are: I don't mind for Google to make a chromebook basically an appliance, but they should definitely allow for an easy way to dual boot, and/or boot from USB/flashcard/external drive
If you put things in perspective ...
Yeah, that was my first thought, but then again, this would cost you $250. I am thinking of getting one for my son, who borrows my laptop for (middle) school work, mostly to write docs in Google Drive, research on the web and watch youtube videos. All of that should be fine. Most reviewers in Amazon use it like that: as a light device to take on trips for email, Blogging, text editing, etc. It draws very little power, it is light, decent but not great screen, you know, you kinda of get more than you pay for.
Originally Posted by bug77
Of course, a really crazy fast processor would cost more than the whole laptop :)
PLEASE a XEN VGA passthorugh way, and PUBLIC DRIVERS
I agree and would add ...
Originally Posted by mendieta
I hate ARM's SECRET DRIVERS. the GPL must ask for, at least PUBLIC DRIVERS if you want to use Linux, of course better if they are open source.
We are not able to install whatever OS we like at ARM devices because there are not PUBLIC DRIVERS for them
I want FREEDOM for ARM devices that are using Linux kernel to make closer devices than Wintel ones even with UEFi secure boot.
As this ARM processor allows XEN and perhaps XEN VGA passthrough, if anyone can post an article with a how to install XEN VGA P at chromebooks and switch OSs with a click he/she will be one of my little heroes. This, if it is done, also can be used for Android + any GNU/Linux.