Over the years, I’ve seen a number of attempts to create the first truly use anywhere, idiot-proof Linux PC. And until recently, Chromebooks (anything with Chrome OS) was easily the winner.
Then a PC company known as Endless did something that really surprised me – they released their highly customized version of Ubuntu GNOME into something everyone could try. Will it beat out ChromeOS in terms of access, simplicity and overall value? Let’s take a gander and find out.
At their purist level, the difference between Endless’s and Chrome’s layout is in what each desktop expects from its users. Endless assumes the user may have never used a computer. This is addressed with a built in video walk-through and also by putting everything onto the desktop by default. ChromeOS differs here. Instead there is some implied exception of user experience, even though the workflow is easy to access and quite logical.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht