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Seeking info.  I have been offered a new Chromebook of my choice, so I am studying up on what this thingie is.

I get it about Linux and open-source,  and I understand the cloud concept of storing software  and data in the ether rather than in my machine,  and grabbing what I need when I need it.  I have read what Wiki has to say about these devices.

But I need some input from folks who are actually using  such a device and how that is working out for you in real life.

Do I need to pay anything to use the Cloud, other than just having my own ISP?  Info about which specific machine to get would be appreciated.

I live very rural, so I hook to the net via copper  that is fed by fiberoptics to within about 2 thousand feet of my home.  I get about 1.5 Mbps speed, which is fast for around here and just about free to boot, thanks to my local phone coop.  I almost never use a computer away from home.  No need to.  My internet service is pretty damn reliable, considering how far out in the boonies I am.

Thanks in advance for any help or insight you can offer.

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