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acqvqqptth
05-10-2015,
<p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">Dont know about support for the mentioned apps, but you should definitely look at Chrome OS. You have the option to buy Chromebox or there are Chrome OS install files too. It is really beautiful and minimal, just not for advanced users.</span></p>

acilletage
05-10-2015,

AcrobatSausages
05-11-2015,
<p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">Well I was going to buy a chromebox, but then realized that I&rsquo;d probably want to have a future-proofed a little, so I&rsquo;d go with the haswell i3(as it plays more files with less issues) and upgrade the&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">SSD</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">. But, then I started asking around until I finally got to Intel&rsquo;s 5th gen&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">NUC</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">&nbsp;model. For a little more than the i3 Chromebox I can have a newer device with built it IR. Sure Broadwell is barely faster cpu wise, it does offer a noticeable improvement in the gpu, while running cooler than Haswell. That all said installing Chromebox on a non-chromebox device, I&rsquo;m told is going to be a bit of a challenge.</span></p>

Activrma
05-12-2015,
<p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">I would still suggest Chromebox. What will you do with the&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">CPU</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">/</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">GPU</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">&nbsp;power improvements as a casual user? What will you do with the addition of IR?</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;" />
<span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">And honestly, most of the app requirements can now be fulfilled by online services: file converters, text editors, games, MS Office, Pixlr for graphics work, readers etc. And trust me when I say that it is much</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">MUCH</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">BETTER</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">&nbsp;than other Linux distros, as the below poster says that it has zero benefits over other distros. You need to see it and use it yourself to realise what it is.</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;" />
<span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">Go with it unless you&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">NEED</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">&nbsp;to use an application which wont be fulfilled by it. And I think all the millions of Android apps can also be installed in Chrome OS now.</span></p>

Aclepsarax
05-12-2015,
<p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">Well maybe best wasn&rsquo;t the best choice of words, but what about easiest for a person who is not really new it, but not the best with it? My last Linux distro was an HP modified version of Ubuntu that came with one their first gen Netbooks. And thank you for the Fedora suggestion, I will keep that in mind.</span></p>

acklan
05-12-2015,
<p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">There&rsquo;s no best distro. Just a distro that suits your needs and personality. Almost any distro would serve you well based on what you&rsquo;re trying to do. I&rsquo;d also add Fedora to the list of distros you should look into. I&rsquo;m amazed at what they&rsquo;ve done with&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">GNOME</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5px; line-height: 18.8999996185303px;">&nbsp;3. Easily one of the more polished desktops out there.</span></p>