The Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is now available for pre-ordering with shipments starting in early December.

Great hardware (and coreboot!) combined with spyware :(

Why can’t they make a framework that supports a linux distro…

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Is there really a point to having ChromeOS on overly powerful x86 hardware? It always seemed like an OS that worked best on cheap ARM chipsets since everything was web and Android.

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I think the appeal will come from having more power, and google supports the OS for a significant amount of time iirc. Looking around different forums online there is definitely an audience for this. Plus framework means you can do basic repairs to the hardware easily should you need it.

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Why not just use Linux proper then? There’s basically no issue with losing support on Linux, the latest distros still work on computers from literally 20 years ago. Might not work well if it’s not a light distro, but will still install and run.

Isn’t Framework DIY Edition meant to be used mostly with Linux?
they say that you get to “Build it yourself and bring your OS”

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the DIY edition yes. I believe the more expensive laptop is meant to run Windows, but linux can be installed on it and usually works fine.

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I don’t understand this product. It costs basically the same as the standard Framework Intel 12th Gen, which is available with Linux. An i7 seems like way too much for a Chrome OS device, but I guess it depends how much processing overhead Google expropriates for their nefarious purposes.

This is great news, but I’m still waiting on an AMD CPU option for my purchase.

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