Chromixium

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by safeguy, May 3, 2015.

  1. safeguy

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    According to the wiki, it's attached to your Google account, like ChromeOS. That seems a bit... fragile, for my liking.

    Also have to admit, I don't really understand the allure of ChromeOS for experienced users. It's secure and all, but it's much less flexible than a full Linux distro.
     
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    It does look interesting, I think it could be quite popular.
     
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    A similar but much more promising project IMO is the PapyrOS

    It's based on Arch Linux and incorporates all the latest tech's (Wayland, Qt 5, Material design etc)

    http://papyros.io/
     
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    Wow, that looks like Android.
     
  6. J_L

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    What a surprise... Pear OS I'm looking at you.

    Anyhow, I have an actual Chromebook and it works fine after Developer Mode and crouton.
     
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    I cannot speak for everyone but IMO, I think it all boils down to how much a user's computing experience revolves around the web and cloud-based solutions.

    As far as I'm concerned, ChromeOS allows me to get online quickly and do whatever I need to do with little maintenance...as opposed to running a full-blown desktop OS (be it Windows or Linux) where there is more complexity (such as drivers, legacy code, etc) involved.

    It is not the flexibility that appeals...it is the simplicity.
     
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    I guess the "cloud" is the crux of the issue. I don't like relying too much on cloud-based solutions; in part because my ISP has a history of flaking out.
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    Of course no doubt the stigmatism which is attached to anything google will transcend into this OS..?