Toshiba Chromebook 2 first impressions

Toshiba Chromebook 2

It’s been a very long time since a new Operating System got any kind of traction on the desktop market. Traditionally, it’s always been Windows, MacOS and Linux. But now there’s Chrome OS. Sure, it’s based on Linux, but it’s very different from distributions like Ubuntu. It’s easy, very very easy. Chrome OS boots in seconds, and allows you to use online services without worrying about things like drivers, updates and viruses.
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Opera Unite could be downright dangerous (to trees!)

Opera logoI’ve been on a personal quest to turn as many computers as I can off. I’ve even considered buying a second, low power, computer to avoid having to fire up the monster I’m typing this on. And I’ve moved to using my Atom netbook and phone for things like Twitter and looking up people on IMDB. As a computing enthusiast I’ve been starting to feel ever more guilty about the energy consumption of my favorite toys. So when Opera launched their Unite prototype yesterday I couldn’t help but feel concerned about the environmental side effects of their so-called reinvention of the web.
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