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      • #2174556 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        I’m very happy to say that @PKCano has successfully transferred JR Raphael’s series of Newsletter articles into a unified post, AskWoody Knowledge Bas
        [See the full post at: Ready to start with a Chromebook? Use your knowledge of Windows to get a head start.]

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        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        If you’re tired of Windows and its incessant problems — and don’t mind Google keeping track of your every move, which they do — the Chromebook is an excellent choice.

        I’m not tired of Windows, I have had no incessant problems, and I very much mind Google keeping track of my every move like I know they do.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

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        The Surfing Pensioner
        AskWoody Plus

        My chromebook lives on the kitchen table and it’s never shut down. I don’t use a smart phone, so it’s my go-to for information – weather, traffic update, directions, local news – when I haven’t got time to leave the stove and the sink to get to the computer. That is, as long as I can lever my granddaughter off the Roblox app! To date it has proved amazingly obliging and resilient. I’m not that bothered about telemetry.

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          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          To those for whom a Chromebook is a good fit, it’s very good indeed. Totally unmodified.

          For many of  us who usually hang around here in the AskWoody forums, Chromebook at the end of the day is simply not a good enough fit. So like some others, I have modified my Chromebook to accept Linux. Eventually, due to Google’s insanely short EOL rules, mine will become Linux-only.

          -- rc primak

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      • #2174726 Reply
        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody_MVP

        and don’t mind Google keeping track of your every move, which they do

        Woody, your honesty is very refreshing.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        My Chromebook now runs Fedora Linux. Exclusively. Xfce desktop environment, to save resources. This is an Intel-based Chromebook with enough internal storage to run a full OS. My next project when the official Chromebook ChromeOS reaches EOL — remove the physical write-protect screw and replace the firmware ROM completely, making this a Linux notebook PC.

        -- rc primak

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