Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Netbooks: Hiding in Plain Sight

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

You just think that's a Chromebook beckoning you with an open source OS, easier upgradeability and fast connections to the cloud. All those qualities could make it a Linux netbook in disguise -- or at least what the netbooks of a few years ago promised before they all started selling preloaded with Windows. The key? More manufacturers buying into the flexibility of the Linux kernel in the Chrome OS.

As a technology industry analyst, I was really beginning to think I got it wrong when it came to Linux netbooks, which I heralded as one of the last great hopes for Linux on the desktop years ago.

As it turns out, considering the growing popularity and credibility of Chromebooks, the Linux netbook may still be living -- at least in spirit -- among us today.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron relativ7 21/01/2017 - 4:40am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2017 - 1:10am
Story UNIX or OSS in the Back End Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2017 - 1:09am
Story Desktop environments, Cinnamon, and GNOME Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2017 - 1:07am
Story Linux on Servers Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2017 - 1:06am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2017 - 1:03am
Forum topic Naltrexone | Order Now Generic Tucson registerspan 21/01/2017 - 12:23am
Story Linux Kernel 4.4.44 LTS Brings Some x86 Improvements, Various Updated Drivers Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2017 - 12:00am
Story Mesa Graphics Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2017 - 11:56pm
Story 2017's best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13 Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2017 - 11:29pm