All I want to do is make a secure RDP connection to my desktop at home (via WinSSHD in Windows or maybe Thinstation, which avoids the need to boot Windows). I can then use the netbook or whatever on my sofa or away from home to run applications on a fast PC, and only have to install applications on the one PC. I also don't have to trust all my data (and my privacy) to Google.
Of course, I'd still need Internet access to do this, just as I would with Chrome OS, but I can install a few applications on the netbook for emergencies, unlike with a Chromebook.
So all that's really important to me is the ability to run whatever software is needed to achieve this, plus a decent keyboard, screen, battery life and low weight.
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