Summary: Chromebooks are now on sale in more places around the world than ever. In part, that may be because Google's high-end Chromebook Pixel has a very well-known and enthusiastic fan: Linux's inventor, Linus Torvalds.
Google's already popular Chromebooks are getting more popular than ever.
Not only has HP recently joined in selling these Linux-based, lightweight netbooks, but now Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Part of the reason behind this broader availability may because the Chromebook, especially the high-end Chromebook Pixel, has a very well-known and enthusiastic fan: Linux's inventor, Linus Torvalds.
Torvalds, who is as demanding of his hardware as he is of Linux software developers, wrote several Google+ posts praising the Pixel for its "beautiful screen." In his seconding posting, "Day two of Pixel porn", Torvalds started writing more about Chrome OS, the Chrome-book native, Linux-based operating system.