Comments for About Chromebooks https://www.aboutchromebooks.com Chromebooks, Chrome OS and Chrome tablet news, how tos, views and reviews Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:41:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Comment on Chrome OS 78 will bring the keyboard shortcuts to Virtual Desks on Chromebooks by Patrick https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/chrome-os-78-will-bring-the-keyboard-shortcuts-to-virtual-desks-on-chromebooks/#comment-33202 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:41:37 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4039#comment-33202 Hi guys, you might want to double check this. I’m on Chrome OS 77 BETA and I’m already enjoying the new keyboard shortcut and the 4 finger swipe for Virtual Desks on my Pixel Slate.

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Comment on HP Chromebook X360 14 on sale again for $399 for My BestBuy accounts by Kevin C. Tofel https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/hp-chromebook-x360-14-on-sale-again-for-399-for-my-bestbuy-accounts/#comment-33200 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:49:04 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4027#comment-33200 Nice deal!

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Comment on HP Chromebook X360 14 on sale again for $399 for My BestBuy accounts by Louis https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/hp-chromebook-x360-14-on-sale-again-for-399-for-my-bestbuy-accounts/#comment-33199 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:06:15 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4027#comment-33199 ]]> Caught at Best Buy this past weekend (3 day sale) plus $50 discount to $374 before taxes. Looking forward to delivery today👍

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Comment on I bought a new Chromebook with 16 GB of RAM. Should you? by JA https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/acer-chromebook-spin-13-with-16-gb-ram-should-you-buy-one/#comment-32622 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:18:24 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4032#comment-32622 I bought a Pixelbook with 16GB and core i7 quite a while back. I code in R and do a lot of number crunching. We have a cluster at work, so big jobs go there, but it is useful to be able to test things out small scale before going there. My previous chromebook was a Samsung, I went Pixelbook because of the RAM, which was really limiting (4GB if memory serves) and because of i5/i7 versus arm, which was another limiting factor: RStudio does not come precompiled for arm and compiling from sources was proving to be impossible. The Pixelbook was my sole device for quite some time until I recently splurged for a Dell monster (i9 and 64GB RAM) that I run under linux. The Pixelbook does remain my main everyday machine. I typically run several linux apps (RStudio, TeXStudio, Inkscape, LibreOffice) as well as Android apps (Squid: I haven’t printed a single pdf document since I got the Samsung, I comment all student manuscripts with that) on top of a healthy number of chrome tabs. Only cases where things go bad is if I run parallel code on 3 cores at the same as a bazillion chrome tabs. So, yes, I will go 16GB again, whatever my next chromebook ends up being. (I could definitely use 8 threads, that’s my only gripe with the Pixelbook.)

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Comment on How to get Chrome OS updates on a Chromebook after its AUE, or auto-update expiration date by Greg https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-get-chrome-os-updates-on-chromebook-after-aue-automatic-update-expiration-date-cloudready/#comment-32420 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:39:26 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4004#comment-32420 That’s exactly right.

Can you imagine the public reaction if MS announced that all Windows devices will stop receiving updates 4 or 5 years after you bought it. And they follow up by telling you that you’re free to load a third party version of Windows or Linux. It’s a fast way to push your customers onto another platform.

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Comment on Chrome OS 76 adds “Send to self” feature for pushing web pages to your other devices by Christian Borchgrevink-Vigeland https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/chrome-os-76-adds-send-to-self-feature-for-pushing-web-pages-to-your-other-devices/#comment-32303 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:59:27 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=3715#comment-32303 Hmm, I’m on Chrome 76 but send to devices from Android is not available. Suggestions?

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Comment on How to get Chrome OS updates on a Chromebook after its AUE, or auto-update expiration date by Nick Major https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-get-chrome-os-updates-on-chromebook-after-aue-automatic-update-expiration-date-cloudready/#comment-32238 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:26:50 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4004#comment-32238 It’s now sat on v76 – we’ll see how long it keeps updating, if it gets stopped again, it’s going to be Gallium time!

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Comment on How to get Chrome OS updates on a Chromebook after its AUE, or auto-update expiration date by Kevin C. Tofel https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-get-chrome-os-updates-on-chromebook-after-aue-automatic-update-expiration-date-cloudready/#comment-32226 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:07:44 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4004#comment-32226 I agree in general. But Chrome OS updates don’t just include new features and functions; there are patches to address serious security issues as well. If you can live without them, yes, keep using the old hardware.

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Comment on How to get Chrome OS updates on a Chromebook after its AUE, or auto-update expiration date by Kevin C. Tofel https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-get-chrome-os-updates-on-chromebook-after-aue-automatic-update-expiration-date-cloudready/#comment-32225 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:06:43 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4004#comment-32225 Based on the Chrome Update Matrix here (https://cros-updates-serving.appspot.com/), it seems that some devices past their AEU date can still get recent versions of Chrome OS. Look towards the bottom of the list. Phil’s devices are one of the few. The Acer C720, unfortunately, isn’t there.

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Comment on How to get Chrome OS updates on a Chromebook after its AUE, or auto-update expiration date by Nick Major https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-get-chrome-os-updates-on-chromebook-after-aue-automatic-update-expiration-date-cloudready/#comment-32036 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:41:51 +0000 https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/?p=4004#comment-32036 OK, very weird. Put it into developer mode, then back to normal and it has updated to v76. I was just about to go down the Gallium route, so it has now earned another reprieve!

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