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Old 03-01-2010, 09:40 PM   #31
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Chrome OS? It isn't released yet and its crap.
Can't judge a book by it's cover..
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:54 PM   #32
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that chrome os that is out now is not really an indicator of what the final version will be. I'm expecting the final to be like a mix of chrome browser and jolicloud. The version that is out now is utterly useless without internet connectivity
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:44 PM   #33
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I meant what is out now is crap.

Everyone who has used it hated it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:18 AM   #34
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Yes I saw it. In a review in one of my Tech Magazines it just said that it is no where near it's final completion so we'll have to wait and see.

Choose Debian, some questions here.
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I have ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop, when ubuntu 10.04 comes out can you upgrade to it and keep all your stuff or do you have to install fresh every time. I really haven't kept a version of linux on my computer long enough to know.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:58 AM   #36
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^ That is an epic failure. It usually corrupts ubuntu when you upgrade kernels.
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^That is what happened to me. That's kind of why I'm looking for something else.



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ok well knowing that now I might just abandon ubuntu in april when 10.04 comes out since program developers have a nasty habit of abandoning support for older versions very quickly after release of a new version.
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I meant what is out now is crap.

Everyone who has used it hated it.
Wrong. I've used it and for what it is, I like it. A lot.

It's not MEANT to be a fully fledged Ubuntu / Debian / Windows replacement, it's meant to be a cloud based OS that boots up in under 7 seconds and stores everything online. It does that, and it does it very well. Sure, there is more that could be added and it's not really worth using mainstream yet. But taking into account it's a very early dev preview of a full cloud OS, it's very good indeed.

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The version that is out now is utterly useless without internet connectivity
...and that's the way it was designed. The final release will most likely be fairly useless without internet connectivity as well! At least unless they extend gears so it covers Google docs / apps offline.

It's a bit like shouting a land rover down because it can't go as fast as, say a VXR bought for around the same price. You can't compare them like for like in the slightest.

Ubuntu really isn't bad for what it is. You will most likely encounter problems and you will have to solve them if you do, but that's just part and parcel of using linux. If you're looking for something that does everything for you without any fiddling other than windows then you may be out of luck I'm afraid...
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I guess were really hoping for windows to go open source then eh?
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