Worried you won't get a Google CR-48 Netbook? Think Again!

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  1. JohnDroid

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    Anytime something is offered for free on the Internet there is a rush for people to sign up and a feeling of elation... followed shortly by the feeling that you have a snowballs chance in hell of actually getting one. That's not the case with the Google CR-48 Netbook. Besides the fact that they are making 60,000 of the things in their initial run - they seem to be doing a great job at selecting random joes - not just dev's to receive the device.

    This makes a lot of sense though as the operating system needs to work for random joe's and non-programmers alike so why not get it out there to a selection of both.

    On the ChromeOSforums.net site alone we've seen at least 5 unrelated individuals receive the laptop in the first couple of days. We've got welcome threads of these people here, here, here, here and even some videos here.

    So keep your chin up, you've got a good chance at getting one. I'm not going to say that by being an active member at the Chrome OS Forums will increase your chances at one -- but seeing our member success rate -- it can't hurt! (Register Here)
     
  2. diverbelow

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    I signed up few seconds after the link was posted but have not received one. I am hoping I still get one.
     
  3. Varking

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    I signed up as soon as possible. Probably one of the first 100 because of a tip I got from somebody close to the project beforehand but I still doubt I get one. Its google and its free, id bet millions have signed up for one.
     
  4. bronx finest

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    Being that you had "inside" info, you shouldn't even get one. -_-










































    J/k
     
  5. billjohnson

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    I signed up ASAP. It would really help my organization realize how effective web apps are....:icon_ banana:
     
  6. JohnDroid

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    Good luck to you guys, I'm hoping for one as well :)
     
  7. johnomaz

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    Still have my fingers crossed. Would be awesome if I did.
     
  8. Bob Dammit

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    I signed up yesterday. If I get one, thats great. If not, meh... Ive got my droid.
     
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    I signed up day before yesterday..... However after reading a couple of reviews, i'm beginning to wonder if beta testing this OS is going to be more work than it's worth. They want you to use this thing as your primary PC, and from what i've read that MAY be quite the painful ordeal.

    Damn thing looks really cool though, sort of like a small black Macbook. I'm not saying that I will complain if I DO get one. Maybe once the testing period ended, I could hack it to run OS X. Hardware sounds similar to my Dell Mini 9; and that runs Snow Leopard VERY well.
     
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    agreed. because DROID DOES!
     
  11. Droid DOES!!

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    Couldn't agree more!! ;)



    DroidForums junkie!!
     
  12. tb110895

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    What are the odds of winning one if i signed up today?
     
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    100% better then if you didnt. LOL

    I just signed up. Keeping my head high and full of hope. :icon_ banana:
     
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    I wish i knew about it sooner. I filled out the sign up form and hope I was not too late
     
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    Did you guys sign up on the google site where you took a survey and all that?