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Old 12-14-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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LXer: Chromebookify Your Laptop Now!


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A few years ago there was a project designed to boot generic laptops so they functioned as Chromebooks. It was a cool project, but unfortunately, the compatibility wasn't great, and it wasn't reliable to use on a daily basis. Although Chromebooks are old news these days, it still would be quite useful to transform aging laptop computers into Chromebooks.

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Old 12-15-2015, 12:04 AM   #2
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Someone please explain to my why inviting more Google into my life would be a good thing.
 
Old 12-15-2015, 05:44 PM   #3
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If it has to be explained to you, you wouldn't understand it.
 
Old 12-15-2015, 05:52 PM   #4
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Someone please explain to my why inviting more Google into my life would be a good thing.
If it has to be explained to you, you wouldn't understand it.
I have to agree with frankbell though. While I have nothing against Google per-se, I have absolutely no desire to have MORE google in my life. My 2 chromebooks I modified to make into full laptops (running Fedora KDE respin), I don't really understand why I'd want to go the opposite direction, ecspecially since the major thing I use them for (online classes) doesn't work in Chromebooks (requires JAVA).
 
Old 12-15-2015, 09:15 PM   #5
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Kinda cool that they put this Ubuntu version in the screen casts section here on the forum.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ts-4175557652/

Actually a nice choice. And we all know. Choice is good, no?
 
Old 12-16-2015, 04:37 AM   #6
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I don't believe that web-apps are any faster than native Linux applications, especially on older hardware. Imagine running something like Libreoffice or Gimp off Javascript. It will be a lot slower because javascript is crap!
 
  


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