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Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-13-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,014
Posted By Pete
Bill, The Samsung has some pretty nice...

Bill,

The Samsung has some pretty nice things that aren't terribly cheap: the display, a nice atom processor, a pretty well designed case, that 8.5 hour battery and an SSD (not cheap). You can't...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-12-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,133
Posted By Pete
I'd wait to see what the landscape looks like in...

I'd wait to see what the landscape looks like in January of next year (I don't need one, but would like one). Prices should be low and a used market might be around already. I'm already seeing...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-12-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,907
Posted By Pete
Netflix for Chrome was promised at Google I/O, if...

Netflix for Chrome was promised at Google I/O, if my memory serves me correctly. I'd expect a chrome-specific app soon.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-12-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,063
Posted By Pete
No to Firefox, obviously. It's a browser. You can...

No to Firefox, obviously. It's a browser. You can use other search engines, though. Chrome lets you set a default to Google, Bing or Yahoo! for "monobar" searches. And you can always bookmark any...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-12-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 93,861
Posted By Pete
When is that third winner going to be announced?...

When is that third winner going to be announced? Thanks.
EDIT: And congrats to the other winners. Super jealous.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-11-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 93,861
Posted By Pete
Dying here!

Dying here!
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-05-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,327
Posted By Pete
My daughter liked the Emma games, Emma at the Zoo...

My daughter liked the Emma games, Emma at the Zoo and Amma and the Bluebird.
PBS is good, too, even the free version has a bunch of stuff to do.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-05-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,719
Posted By Pete
That's my understanding too. They're looking at...

That's my understanding too. They're looking at consumer chromebooks as a specialty gizmo for enthusiasts.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-29-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 93,861
Posted By Pete
Going without backup for data on any hard drive...

Going without backup for data on any hard drive -- whether it's in an iPod or a brand new laptop -- is driving without a seatbelt... actually, it may be even more dangerous.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-29-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,869
Posted By Pete
Should be. Has been a part of Chrome for a good...

Should be. Has been a part of Chrome for a good three months now.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 93,861
Posted By Pete
Awesome news. Can't wait ::::fingers crossed::::

Awesome news. Can't wait ::::fingers crossed::::
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By Pete
That's a pretty great response from russcasey....

That's a pretty great response from russcasey. Anyone can "try" Chrome OS apps and workflow by running Chrome (it's on Windows, OSX and Linux) and see what they can accomplish. You can even go full...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-24-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,370
Posted By Pete
CrosBook (Chrome OS)? GBook (Google Book) I...

CrosBook (Chrome OS)?
GBook (Google Book)
I kind of like GBook, actually.
Forum: Future Chromebooks   06-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By Pete
Read an item that Netflix is in the dev channel...

Read an item that Netflix is in the dev channel on Chrome. It will be rolled out soon.
I've read mixed things about video playback, but I suspect it will get better in the future.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-21-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,603
Posted By Pete
Lot's of mainstream stuff is really "the cloud." ...

Lot's of mainstream stuff is really "the cloud."

What's Facebook if not a great big cloud service. Anyone who likes to access their e-mail on the web instead of a desktop client is using the...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-21-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pete
My guess is that Google's working to get Music to...

My guess is that Google's working to get Music to work on mobile Safari. I've already noticed improvements in just the last week. Played a whole album yesterday without a skip.

Not sure anyone...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-21-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,744
Posted By Pete
Only thing Chromebooks and iPads have in common...

Only thing Chromebooks and iPads have in common is the price point and that they are built to be portable. Otherwise they're aimed at completely different purposes. If you need to write or do docs on...
Forum: ChromebookBlog News   06-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Pete
I don't get the "if the internet's not connected,...

I don't get the "if the internet's not connected, you're computer is a brick if it's not connected to the internet. If I don't have the internet with my laptop, There's not much I'm going to do with...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-20-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pete
Thanks for that review, and especially for the...

Thanks for that review, and especially for the app tips at the bottom. I'd hope video playback improves with these It's not a deal breaker, but it would be nice to see better media results. The...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-20-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pete
Google Docs, Calendar, Picasa have been doing...

Google Docs, Calendar, Picasa have been doing cloud sync for ages (by tech standards). Apple is just trying to catch up. Music is doing the same thing. I've been using Music for two weeks now and...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,987
Posted By Pete
See my link above. There's no court order on this...

See my link above. There's no court order on this suit at all.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,987
Posted By Pete
Had a few minutes to research... The case files...

Had a few minutes to research... The case files are all available in the link below. On June 14th, court docs are not finalized but a synopsis states that a judge DENIED ISYS' request for an...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,987
Posted By Pete
I haven't read anywhere that ISYS actually...

I haven't read anywhere that ISYS actually received an injunction. It's one thing to file and another to get it. Acer may have held off fearing damages down the road, but I find it hard to believe. ...
Forum: Cloud Apps, Google Apps, and Other Software   06-17-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,187
Posted By Pete
I really like Quick Note from diigo. Tweetdeck...

I really like Quick Note from diigo. Tweetdeck and Feedly. My favorite things about Chrome, though are the extensions. Checker Plus for Google Calendar, the google dictionary that lets you just...
Forum: Samsung Chromebox   06-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,018
Posted By Pete
Would go for wifi. So easy to find these days.

Would go for wifi. So easy to find these days.
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