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Especially if you have more sideways real estate than you know what to do with on those stupid wide-screen (movie screen) monitors they've been pushing on us for years now, this is not bad.  I'm a Alt-Tab guy myself, but this is very useful for IM in particular (just pop out a little Gchat window and then dock the little window), and you can put the new Play music widget in the dock too.  I don't know why anyone would put Keep there.
 
Multitasking on your Chromebook just got easier: you can now dock any small window, like Hangouts or Google Keep, to the side of your screen by dragging it to the left or right edge. Your main app will resize automatically, letting you take notes or stay connected all in one view. Just restart your Chromebook and give it a try.
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This is all done in CSS.
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The new Chromebox from Asus is already the best selling PC on Amazon, and that's from the pre-order volumes alone because you can't actually get it yet.  

This number one selling statistic is misleading, because there is only one Chromebox and lot's of PC options, so the Chromebox quickly and easily becomes the highest volume unit, but still.  Pretty cool.  As an early adopter, I'm glad to see this because Google's continued support is critical to the platform.  With success, hopefully they stick with it.

Like many who pay attention to these things, I predict we're seeing the end of the traditional desktop.  Phones and Chrome OS devices (or similar) will take their place.  I personally think tablets are largely going to fade from fashion, but we'll see.

The death of the desktop is a no brainer as I see it.  Desktops have never made a lick of sense.  Far too complicated, difficult, and expensive to maintain.  What's amazing to me is that they ever caught on in the first place.

Someday we will be telling our kids:  "When I was your age, you had to patch your computer, back it up, and every few years, you had to completely upgrade it.  It used to take a few minutes before you could use it too.  It had a giant big box for a screen and it made a lot of noise from the fans and hard drives.  They cost thousands for dollars for a good one.  You don't how lucky you are and how easy you have it."
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Sounds like it has been well used!  Lot's of new Chrome OS devices coming out this year, if you're thinking of upgrading.
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California mountain railway scene. Watch! It's super short.

Wish I could say I planned the whole thing but it  just happened by luck.

http://www.gsmrm.org
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+Karl Gingerich just visiting the Golden State Model Railroad Museum.
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I hope Amazon updates the Kindle DX.
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Hopefully they'll do moar....
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It is actually very easy to re-enable verified boot in developer mode.  One command.  In fact, Crouton does this by default when you install it.  See the official Chrome OS Wiki write up:  shell acess with verified boot | chromeoswikisite
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