Most Linux “Desktop OS” users don’t understand what a Desktop/Laptop OS actually is, evidenced by the fact that the Linux Leadership Community has focused on making the Linux OS a ‘Terminal-Centric’ (Linux-speak for keyboard-based OS) meant for Developers, IT specialists, servers and ‘Such’. Heck, most Linux “Desktop OS” users never realize that Linux has never mastered the basic Wheel Mouse, unless you ‘Show and Tell’ them.

Linux represents just 1.43% of the Worldwide Desktop/Laptop Operating System Share by Version from 2020-04 to 2021-04. BTW, unless you were taught math in Germany, Ubuntu represents “1.17%” of that 1.43%.  😉  In second place is Fedora representing just .03% of that 1.43% total for Linux.

Here’s an example of an actual Desktop/Laptop OS being created by using the Linux kernel *AND* focusing it on knowledgeable Desktop OS users: Chromebooks dominate the global PC market to 275% growth, with HP leading the charge

The first Chrome OS laptop, known as a Chromebook, arrived in May 2011.

Chrome OS has gotten my attention again. I have tested Chromium OS and didn’t like it at all, so chances are I won’t like Chrome OS either…tho Google may have tweaked it a lot more than I was able to do with Chromium OS. Am looking into purchasing a Chromebook to do some tests on, but just ain’t ready to fork out $300 to do it. Was about to buy a Chromebook 3 @ $100 from Walmart, but the “Unlock Gadget” dealer doesn’t accept PayPal, and only has a 50% approval rating. Dealer claims it is a “new” laptop, but I’m not going to give him my credit card info. May check out one of the lower priced refurbished from other dealers…see if they take PayPal. No, looks like none of those sellers take PayPal.

That new Chromebook 4+ from Samsung has 15.6″ FHD LED Display (1920 x 1080), 6 GB LPDDR4 Memory, 64GB eMMC “Hard Drive,” something about “military-grade durability,” and I have always been impressed with the performance of Intel Celerons. Probably should go and check one out at a store…get a quick glimpse of what they are like.

Of possible interest, for my novice testing hobby: Chrome OS Linux support drops the beta label as Google promises 50 new Chromebooks this year

Well, I already have a WIN10 Home laptop (that Linux works on) – ‘Ace the Laptop’ so am not going to spend $300 on a laptop for testing. Still, will continue to check out what these Chromebooks are about, so some leg-work to a store is needed before any spending might occur. Maybe end up creating a Chromebook Page…?

  • 5/23/2021 UPDATE: Working on another Chromebook post, so decided to created a Chromebooks page…since it also looks likely that I will buy one.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!