Would You Use a Free Netbook From Google?

Discussion in 'polls' started by snowdrift, Nov 24, 2009.

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Would You Use a Free Netbook From Google?

  1. Yes

    58.1%
  2. No

    41.9%
  1. snowdrift

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  2. funkydude

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    I have more trust in Microsoft than I do in Google, I'm sure that says something about Google!
     
  3. Nebulus

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    Never ever :)
     
  4. funkydude

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    Would be nice to hear a "why" from the person that voted yes.
     
  5. the Tester

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    No.
    Lack of trust regarding privacy.
     
  6. zapjb

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    Yes of course I'd accept it. Nuke the HD. Install PCLOS. Why not?


    Edit: If no HD. I'm sure something Linux would be worked out. And piss off google. lol.
     
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  7. chrisretusn

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    NO I would not accept a free Netbook from Google.

    I want my choice of applications localy, not in the clouds.

    I want lots of local storage space.

    I do not want ads in my OS.

    I want to be able to work when not connected.
     
  8. bigc73542

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    A free computer, of course I would take it and then put whatever os on it I wanted. even I I had to change the hdd

    bigc
     
  9. funkydude

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    Considering it's free and the entire thing is cloud based, I would need to wonder if the entire thing might just be stored on a ROM chip? Doubt it would be that big.
     
  10. bigc73542

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    The nice thing is it would still be free and it wouldn't be my only computer, could just use it at the coffee shop in the morning or whatever. I would definatly take it.
     
  11. xMarkx

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    Sure, it's free, I'd give it a try anyways.
     
  12. culla

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    of course i would now where can i get one :D
     
  13. subhrobhandari

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    Yeah, as long its not my main computer! :p
     
  14. noone_particular

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    Only if it could be completely reformatted and the OS replaced with something better.
     
  15. Chuck57

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    You betcha I'd take it. I never turn down a free, working computer.

    I found an old Apple II at a garage sale for $10, including a pile of floppies containing all sorts of programs, much to the dismay of my wife who just doesn't understand. It still works perfectly. I'm not sure what I'll do with it, or if I'll ever figure out how to use it, but I'm having fun trying.

    A new, free computer even from Google. You better believe I'll take it. Even if it's weak on RAM or processor, I'll bet there's a version of Linux that will work.
     
  16. Mrkvonic

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    Free, gimme! First take the present, then complain about the contents :)
    I'm less paranoid than most, I think, but I would probably treat the netbook as any mobile device - no sensitive data gets on it without full encryption, hence it would not serve the purpose intended ...
    Mrk
     
  17. Threedog

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    Sure I would. The price is too good to pass up. So what if they want to see what Corn sites I visit.
     
  18. Creer

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    +1. Totally agree here.
    Google?... no thanks :thumbd:
     
  19. ashishtx

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    Free Netbook to use Gmail, Youtube, Google docs, Picasa, Google voice and Google talk. why not?
     
  20. MikeNash

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    I'd use one. I wouldn't use it for business, but it may well be a handy, um, 4th or 5th computer to have around the home or office, even if just to stream live video at the office :)
     
  21. Pedro

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    A fancy Youtube browser for guests! Perfect! Other uses = 0 :D
     
  22. MikeNash

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    I'm sure also that someone would hack it for other interesting uses. Extra play device for a media centre or Linux media centre PC? Yes please :)
     
  23. stackz

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    I sure would, as long as it comes with a free set of steak knives. :thumb:
     
  24. Windchild

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    No. Wouldn't have any use for it. But, I could accept one or three and then give them for other people to use who might like them.
     
  25. 1boss1

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    No i wouldn't, i can load my system up with spyware for free all on my own.
     
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