[sf-lug] Big progress on launchpad's bug number one
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 7 11:46:15 PST 2013
Quoting Ehud Kaldor (ehud.kaldor at gmail.com):
> one could argue that if those cloud hosting services belong to the same
> company making the OS, the only difference is the location of the
> persistent bits. it would be great if you can port Chrome OS to use
> other services, or maybe your own home server.
Very valid point: A thin client is not a problem if you can migrate to
use your choice of back end including a do-your-own one. However, I
get the impression ChromeOS has a secret-sauce problem in that area.
I certainly could be quite wrong, having not looked closely. However,
one reason I haven't looked closely is that, if someone gave me a
somewhat hardware-anaemic Atom-based netbook preloaded with ChromeOS,
probably the first thing I'd do is overwrite the preload with my
preference in standalone (and genuinely open source) Linux distro.
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