Works great on Chrome OS!

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  1. aviators99
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    Just figured I'd post this unusual perspective
     
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    I'm jealous, I applied for a CR-48, but one hasn't come my way yet.
     
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    The hourglass spins endlessly with my Chrome, but all is good with Firefox.
     
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    Works great in Chrome for me!
     
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    The hourglass spins continuously for me as well, but it stills work nonetheless.
     
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    Another Chrome user reporting in. Signup and setup were a breeze. Fast and flawless so far. Thanks
     
  7. ArizonaGuy
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    Do make the distinction between the Chrome OS and the Chrome browser. And then we can move this discussion elsewhere and debate the need of a Chrome OS when Google has developed Honeycomb which would be right at home on a multi-touch netbook with physical keyboard. :)

    Oh, and if you want a nifty netbook OS: Jolicloud.
     
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    I -- for one -- meant the browser.

    And to the point of the "spinning": I believe it's related to loading the chat toolbar on the bottom. My experience is that it does not always spin, nor do so in perpetuity.
     
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    Have you tried Chrome OS? I prefer a Web OS to a local app-based OS. Haven't tried Jolicloud.
     
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    I have not. There wasn't even a working build when I opted to give Jolicloud a shot on my trusty, longer-than-a-work-day-battery-life eee PC. I stick to Jolicloud and have Win7 as a backup (mostly for the wife's comfort level when we travel). Jolicloud appifies everything and it's nice to sync it up between the two netbooks we have. But now I'm hoping for an Android tablet in my gadget bag before 2011 ends.
     
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    didn't google announce a tablet android?
     
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    Yes. There's been one out for several months, and two days ago another one was announced.
     
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    I find it to be excellent. It tries to "applify" everything, too. I wish there was better integration between Google Docs and the browser. I am a 4 android phone household, so I'm a big fan of the OS. I think using onboard apps is perfect for phones (and maybe slates). But I don't see myself with a tablet at all.
     
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    good but I love my Ipad
     
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    Working good on firefox for me :p
     
  16. ArizonaGuy
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    There's the Samsung Galaxy Tab that is running Android 2.2 I believe. Google has Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb) which is specifically designed for tablets and will be released first up on the Motorola Xoom. That should be available within the next 30 to 60 days. I'd like to get that one but the price is absurd.

    The real winner is the Barnes & Noble Nook Color e-reader. For $250 to own, people have already taken the pre-release copy of Android 3.0 and made most functions work nicely on the e-reader. So $250 tablet, no contract. Problem is Barnes & Noble has pulled them from the shelves and the rumors are that it is so they can put in place a method to prevent turning their e-reader into the world's most affordable Google tablet.
     
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    I wasn't sold on tablets / iPads / etc either until a seatmate on a transcon very graciously and trustingly allowed me to use his while he chose to sleep. I used his iPad and in-flight WiFi to test how well I'd be able to do what I usually need to get done on my leisure travel abroad - the usual email, some light surfing, airline ticket checking and such. And of course movies and TV shows. But I'm by far not an Apple fan (and I NEED a customer replaceable battery and I'm a Linux geek) so Android it will be for me. Android keyboards for split hands will work nicely too. Swift Key has one in the works for tablets or so I've read. Swype is just too impractical on a 5 to 7 inch screen.
     
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    No more spinning hourglass with Chrome (browser). :)
     
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    I use Opera and no problems here. [​IMG]
     
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    I just decided to purchase a nook. Partially because I finally thing I need an ebook reader to keep up with college reading, and partially because I learned here that I can hack it and put Honeycomb on it.
     
  21. I played with ChromeOS awhile ago, and I was unimpressed, but at least I know that when the urge to buy a 'oooh, shiny' netbook comes, I will still be able to read tips of frequent flying :)

    Also, the site works great on Chromium on Ubuntu amd64 natty.
     
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    I've been using the Chrome browser quite happily. I like it because it spellchecks what I post, which my version of IE does not do (and I can't spell and make lots of typos, so I really do need spellcheck).
     

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