* Posts by RPM

4 posts • joined 18 Apr 2008

Consumers start feeling the love as Chromebook sales surge

RPM
Linux

Great for running Linux

I bought a 14" HP chromebook in June. Within 48 hours I'd dumped Chrome OS for openSuSE Linux 13.1 - this machine uses an Intel processor, so runs any ordinary distro. There were a few issues getting the touchpad to work but once solved it runs like a dream - and with amazing battery life. Shame there's so little room on the 16G SSD, but not only do I have firefox with all the privacy improvements (noscript etc) but I can and do run software installed on my desktop using X forwarding.

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Seagate sneaks content round your home network

RPM

The Price is Not Right

It seems this retails for much more than that EUR 99 though :-( A quick google shows the 500G unit ST905004CED1E1-RK at around UKP 190...

Or has the pound dropped further than I realised!?

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BOFH: Shiny new computer room

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Unhappy

Now I understand

Now I understand why our buildings were suddenly festooned with small "Warning: Asbestos" labels a year or so back!

Judging from the number of them, the builders back in the '70s can't have used much else. Maybe asbestos was cheaper than concrete?

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BOFH: Licensing model

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Happy

Back on song

Great to see Simon's back on song - a chuckle or two to end the week

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