I had resisted the idea of the Chromebook when I originally heard of it. I applaud any alternative operating system just on principle–competition is healthy–but the idea that the thing would be largely useless unless connected to the internet was kind of a deal breaker. I was going–or planning to go–enough places that didn’t have reliable wireless internet so, yeah. Notsomuch.
But that was a while ago. My situation–and Chrome’s–has changed. It was time to revisit this. So why was I willing to shuck out for what amounts to a low-end laptop that is limited on program choices? Read the rest of this entry »