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Google Chromebook, anyone try it?
12-04-2015, 06:38 PM
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RE: Google Chromebook, anyone try it?
Google sees everything you say and do, and will silently pass it along to the government should they receive a FISA request or National Security Letter. Google receives approximately 20,000 FISA requests and NSLs per year. Google's cloud servers have already been compromised multiple times by both the NSA and the Chinese government.

The fairly substantial Intel hardware used in the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is going to waste if it's not coupled to a full-blown OS. With the exact same specs plus a full size SSD, you could be running Mathematica, along with a billion other things you can't do in the Chrome OS walled garden.

Regarding startup times, the Chromebooks I've played with started up in about five seconds, but Windows 7 on a modern computer with a SSD starts up in about 15 seconds anyway so it's really a non-issue.
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RE: Google Chromebook, anyone try it? - Accutron - 12-04-2015 06:38 PM

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