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You can win a Chromecast, enter the contest

We are giving away a brand new Google Chromecast. Chromecast needs no introduction and after Google opened it to 3rd party developers there are now immense possibilities with this ‘awesome device’. We have been covering Chromecast related stories (and ChromeOS in general) at a regular basis.

Chromecast works great with GNU/Linux machines, as we reported. So, here we are giving away a Chromebcast device to our readers.

You just have to follow a few steps to enter the contest – the more entries you have the more chances you will have to win.

Once you have filled the PunchTab form, post a comment below sharing your views on ‘Do you think Chromecast can capture the Living room? What more do you want to see in Chromecast?’

Share this page with as  many friends as you can (another criterion will be the social activity by a contestant), the more actively you share on social networks the more chances you will have to win the contest.

Note: The contest is open globally, however if we are not able to send the device to winner’s country, we will give a gift card of the same value.

The winner is Steve Luby! Congratulations!

Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.


  1. Id really want to get part in the givaway, but clicking the Enter now button does nothing. Tried with both FF and Chrome , Ubuntu 12.04,

    • have you entered you email/name?

      • Yes, of course. Probably some weird, temporary bug. Will try again later

  2. Is this actually happening or is limited to certain countries or Localities?

    • Note: The contest is open globally, however if we are not able to send
      the device to winner’s country, we will give a gift card of the same

  3. Yes, I think Chromecast has a chance of succeeding. But no, I don’t think it should.

    It might succeed simply because of Google’s enormous presence and (completely unjustified) perception by much of the public of being “the good guys”.

    But I hope it won’t because it is another instance where the value proposition is waaaaay to far balanced in Google’s favor. It is another venue for them to utilize their users as commodities not serve them as customers.

    And I think the odds are in favor of it failing. It has not taken the world by complete storm right out of the gate and Google does have a history of having a short attention span with products and services that don’t “hit” immediately.

  4. Chromecast has a lot of potential, based on what I heard, read, and saw (youtube). For it to be ubiquitous, Google needs to make it available everywhere and on all device by opening up their SDKAPI.

  5. I think Chromecast can take over the living room, especially if it starts being incorporated into TVs and developers keep updating apps to be compatible with it.

  6. its simply cool device with lacks of video mirroring #miracast feature.

  7. I am all up for trying it. I realy want to see how it handles different codecs, also I have a 3d projector that I would live to try and stream 3d content through it.

  8. Chromecast rules the livingroom

  9. I honestly do believe that the Chromecast has a major chance at success. Now that the SDK is opening up and developers can create their own applications, it has become a very valuable device to own and may be soon have more developer support than Roku or Apple TV. Of course it is not there yet, and there are still a few bugs here and there. And from what I have heard some people have not had very much success streaming things from their computer or mobile device, but for the people who have gotten it working, they seem to really enjoy using it.

    People did not think Android would succeed, and look how far that has come. Chromecast will be successful, just give it a chance. It’s already a bargain for the price, and soon it will be a major competitor against Roku and Apple TV. Some features I would like to see are screen mirroring (if possible) and maybe an option for music streaming.

  10. For starters, I’d like to see Ustream on the Chromecast. That could be followed by some of the political streamers. Right & left wing.

  11. Best device which is not available in my country. Do want! :)

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