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Forum: ChromebookBlog News   07-28-2011, 07:44 AM
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Posted By cloudyone
^ agreed! Thanks for posting this reminder!

^ agreed! Thanks for posting this reminder!
Forum: ChromebookForums Lounge   07-21-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,081
Posted By cloudyone
Here in the US the quality of WiFi (free or pay...

Here in the US the quality of WiFi (free or pay to use) provided in hotels varies enormously. IMHO, the pricier the hotel and the more it charges for the service, the worse the connection!
Forum: Future Chromebooks   07-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,205
Posted By cloudyone
Sigh. Me too! :p

Sigh. Me too! :p
Forum: ChromebookBlog News   07-20-2011, 11:09 AM
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Views: 3,223
Posted By cloudyone
Assuming Digitimes got the story correct, why...

Assuming Digitimes got the story correct, why does Google want to push the price of a Chromebook up? Seems like an odd thing to do when they are trying to enter a competitive consumer market with a...
Forum: Future Chromebooks   07-19-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,695
Posted By cloudyone
Actually, I agree with you. That is why IMHO...

Actually, I agree with you. That is why IMHO Windows continues to fail in other form factors like tablets and MIDs. With a light OS like Chrome, however, a device like the 5-7" screen clamshell MIDs...
Forum: Future Chromebooks   07-19-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,695
Posted By cloudyone
You say that like it's a bad thing... ;-)

You say that like it's a bad thing... ;-)
Forum: Acer Chromebook 11.6" Forum   07-18-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,163
Posted By cloudyone
Just curious. Why would you want to install any...

Just curious. Why would you want to install any other OS on a Chromebook? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the device? If you just want Ubuntu to run on a 16GB SSD and 2 GB RAM machine, why not a...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,228
Posted By cloudyone
Oh no, now that the contest is over and I didn't...

Oh no, now that the contest is over and I didn't win one I'm going to have to decide which Chromebook gets my hard-earned cash!:p
Forum: Future Chromebooks   07-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,695
Posted By cloudyone
The Pocket CB: A MID version Chromebook

I was reading this Will MIDs have a rebirth? (http://www.pocketables.net/2011/06/will-mids-have-a-rebirth.html?cid=6a00d83451c9ec69e201538feb0848970b#comment-6a00d83451c9ec69e201538feb0848970b)
and...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-16-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 96,614
Posted By cloudyone
Congratulations to jason, and the other winners!...

Congratulations to jason, and the other winners! :) Looking forward to your reviews posted here on this site.
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-15-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By cloudyone
From what I can tell (based on my readings in the...

From what I can tell (based on my readings in the tech blogosphere), a bit of both. Provide some competition for MS (as MS does with Bing in the search engine sector) as well as push the "PC as...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,972
Posted By cloudyone
Nope, I agree with Bootstrap Bill. I'm here to...

Nope, I agree with Bootstrap Bill. I'm here to learn and exchange ideas about the Chromebook and Chrome OS.
Forum: Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 12.1" Forum   07-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 31,950
Posted By cloudyone
^ I agree. I generally find the people at the...

^ I agree. I generally find the people at the Verizon stores clueless at best, or extremely unhelpful at worse. Seems like there is no middle ground, at least in my experience. I prefer to deal with...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-13-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,228
Posted By cloudyone
Yes, at some point. I think I might wait until...

Yes, at some point. I think I might wait until August or September tho' to see if other manufacturers jump in*. Assuming my ability to control my techno-lust lasts that long! :p Probably will pay...
Forum: Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 12.1" Forum   07-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,440
Posted By cloudyone
Based on the posts from this forum, I am leaning...

Based on the posts from this forum, I am leaning more and more to a 3g Chromebook rather than a WiFi only. Especially since pay-as-you-go data plans are available to boost the connectivity as needed...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 96,614
Posted By cloudyone
Update: <Doh!> A bit of searching around the site...

Update: <Doh!> A bit of searching around the site revealed Winner 1... :o

Congratulations to CB4me! :)
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   07-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 96,614
Posted By cloudyone
Congratulations modder! :D Let us know how you...

Congratulations modder! :D Let us know how you like it.

BTW, as I seem to be a bit behind here, who was the 1st winner? :confused:
Forum: Acer Chromebook 11.6" Forum   07-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By cloudyone
Not really, as I am using an early build on my...

Not really, as I am using an early build on my Dell Mini 9. Waiting for the chance to win a free Samsung Chromebook on this forum is a bigger factor!:D
Forum: ChromebookBlog News   06-29-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,248
Posted By cloudyone
For me, the possibility of an ARM-powered...

For me, the possibility of an ARM-powered Chromebook with these specs would be one reason to hold-off buying one soon. Assuming of course that Asus actually intends to have have one ready this year...
Forum: ChromebookForums Lounge   06-29-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,304
Posted By cloudyone
I've been on since 1992 via early Netscape at the...

I've been on since 1992 via early Netscape at the academic library where I used to work. Dialup access at home from c.1996 until 2000 via Earthlink then Verizon. DSL via Verizon from c.2005. Oh my,...
Forum: ChromebookForums Lounge   06-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By cloudyone
Is it even possible to have too many gadgets?...

Is it even possible to have too many gadgets? :eek:

Seriously though the whole convergence thing (i.e., one or two gadgets does it all) never really seemed to work for me. Ergo, multiple gadgets....
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 96,614
Posted By cloudyone
Can hardly wait! Good luck everyone!

Can hardly wait! Good luck everyone!
Forum: Chrome OS Software Forum   06-28-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,975
Posted By cloudyone
I used to have an older version (Jolicloud 1.0)...

I used to have an older version (Jolicloud 1.0) on my netbook (Dell Mini 9) as well. I found it more awkward and less satisfactory to use that anticipated. I replaced it with a netbook version of...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-28-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By cloudyone
I think this is an interesting, thoughtful piece....

I think this is an interesting, thoughtful piece. With the exception of the airline seat, I can see where a Chromebook would be very useful in those situations. If (when) the currently awkward...
Forum: Chromebook Forum General Discussion   06-01-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,102
Posted By cloudyone
I disagree as well. For US$200, note the serious...

I disagree as well. For US$200, note the serious hardware limitations:

"The base model will have an 8GB solid state disk and a 3 cell battery." (from There’s a reason the $200 Eee PC X101 will be...
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