2012: low powered netbooks for internet browsing
2018: browsing the internet is one of the most resource intensive tasks you can do on a computer


some random person: Chromebooks are trash

me: my $300 chromebook gives me better performance at pretty much every non-game action I do than my $2000+ Windows PC does.


@ben @karen

I've got a Chromebook years ago that I paid $99 for.

My original plan was to install Linux on it, but once I got it, I realized that a cheap machine optimized for web-browsing was actually way more useful than a cheap general purpose computer.

I think I've been happy with it for longer than I've even OWNED many "real" computers.

@apLundell @karen

ChromeOS updates I didn't ask for:

- It can run Android apps now
- It can run Linux apps now (sound and GPU acceleration coming soon)

Windows updates I didn't ask for:

- Game mode (makes games slower or faster arbitrarily and has no documentation stating what it actually does)
- Windows Defender will helpfully scan the program you just compiled to check if it's a virus before letting you run it

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