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Cr-48, A love story

Last December, Google sent me their CR-48 netbook to test out and help improve. Well I can proudly say that I stuck with their Chrome operating system for 6 solid months, but the more I used it the more I realized it's limitations. Their "nothing but net" philosophy that inspires this computer just wasn't for me, I had to have application support and a decent file manager. I had to have... Windows!

It was a long complicated road, installing Windows 7 on this thing, but now that it is I've never been happier with this laptop. What I don't understand is why Google gave this laptop such nice hardware but gimped the operating system. You can still do a lot with just a 16 gigabyte hardrive.

But who am I to doubt Google's infinite wisdom?

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  1. That's pretty cool they sent you that, how come? What do you do? I'm intrigued :)

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  2. I just signed up for the pilot program and they accepted me. :) The testing phase is nearly over though and they aren't sending out any more laptops. Sorry guys!

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  3. So true, that's the reason why I'm always going to be a Windows user.

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  4. Yes, I did! Really nice of Google actually, but I've told and shown so many people this thing that they'll probably make their money back.

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  5. web apps need work to equal desktop apps but the possibility is there!

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  6. It has 2 GB of RAM, which I find is plenty to run Windows 7 and anything else I need. But even if I exceed the RAM limit, since this thing has a solid state drive, it's pagefile should read and write very quickly so that shouldn't even be a problem. In theory.

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  7. I really need to get a netbook for college, Ill keep this one in mind.

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  8. Mehh... I never go above 1.7 GB for RAM and that's with a lot of windows open and email and programs and stuff. 2 GB is fine!

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  9. Cool blog man! Keep up the great work!

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  10. nice read, i think that chrome operating system is created for people who dont care what is inside their computer, they are just internet users, kind of a sad thing imo

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  11. Lucky! although maybe not since it wasn't that great... still fun that you got to test it out though.

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