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Comment Re:How many Chromebook buys are accidental? (Score 1) 131

Posting from an Acer Chromebook 11 running GalliumOS (https://galliumos.org/). Much assuredly not something much less than a Windows laptop, unless you mean the price(~ USD $160after tax, new about a year ago). The only accident was I bought it to try out Crouton (https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton) and ended up with more than I'd anticipated. I would be more than happy to gift it to a child as an educational toy if and when I decide to try something else.

Comment Re:why (Score 2) 67

I'll bite... Name one device that presents itself as one type of device to the user and then presents itself as a different type of device to the USB subsystem inside the computer that could be described as "a legitimate purpose". Some devices do, but that doesn't fit any definition of the word "legitimate" that I've encountered. Intentionally hiding things from users is the opposite of legitimate.

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