Trading Ubuntu for Chromebox Running Google Chrome OS

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http://www.thevarguy.com – The VAR Guy is trading in his Ubuntu PC for a new Samsung Chromebox running Google Chrome OS. What motivated the move to a cloud-centric thin client? Here’s the explanation. First, a little background. Google Chromebooks are web-centric notebooks that run Chrome OS (a super-slim operating system) and leverage cloud software like Google Apps. More recently, Google has partnered with Samsung to launch a Chromebox — a $329 thin desktop (plus mouse, keyboard and monitor costs) that resembles a Mac Mini. The VAR Guy has run Ubuntu Linux since July 2007 (he also runs Mac OS X and Windows (IT news)