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Bodhi Linux Alpha for ARM runs on the $249 Samsung Chromebook

Bodhi Linux is a light-weight Linux-based operating system designed to run on a range of different types of hardware. The latest addition to the Bodhi family? Samsung’s $249 Chromebook — the one with a low-power Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor. Bodhi developer Jeff Hoogland released an early build of Bodhi for the Samsung Chromebook […]

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Google offes teachers $99 Chromebooks for classrooms via Donors Choose

Even with the release of sub $250 Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer, I must admit that I still don’t see Chrome OS as a viable computing platform for most use cases. However, I do feel that Chromebooks make excellent laptops for classroom use. In schools users don’t have to worry about connectivity, and kids can […]

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Fedora Linux runs on the $249 Samsung Chromebook too

Another day, another story about someone figuring out how to turn the $249 Samsung Chromebook into a fully functional laptop with a desktop Linux operating system. This time it’s Fedora’s turn in the spotlight. Developer Christopher Hewitt has posted instructions for loading Fedora 17 with the Xfce desktop environment on an SD card so that […]

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Samsung Chromebook Review ($249 ARM-based model)

The Samsung Chromebook XE303 is one of the thinnest, lightest, and least expensive laptops available today. It’s the third Chromebook from Samsung, which means it’s a laptop designed to run Google’s Chrome OS operating system. The $249 laptop is also the first Chromebook to feature an ARM-based chip instead of an Intel processor, and one […]

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ARM ChrUbuntu 12.04 Alpha brings Ubuntu to the Samsung Chromebook

It’s no secret that you can run Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, or other Linux-based software on the new $249 Samsung Chromebook. But now one of the first operating systems designed specifically for the ARM-based laptop is available… or at least an early build is available. ARM ChrUbuntu 12.04 is a port of Ubuntu 12.04 designed to run […]

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Using the $249 Samsung Chromebook as a Linux notebook

Samsung’s $249 Chromebook is a notebook designed to run Google Chrome OS. But that’s not the only operating system that the laptop can run. We’ve already seen Ubuntu installed on the new Chromebook… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. ARM employee Andrew Wafaa has ported openSUSE to run on the Samsung Chromebook. And developer […]

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New Chromebook: Thinner, lighter, cheaper, doesn’t run Netflix (yet)

The new Samsung Chromebook is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display and Chrome OS operating system which weighs less than 2.5 pounds, runs for up to 6.5 hours on a charge, resumes from sleep almost instantly, and costs just $249. But there’s at least one downside. Unlike the $350 Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and […]