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Old 30th January 2018, 07:05 PM   #21
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The computer thread.
A chromebook is a computer that stores your files in the cloud.

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Old 30th January 2018, 07:07 PM   #22
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OK, I don't understand the term crApple.
I switched to PC/Linux exclusively from Apple years ago when they took a distinctly anti-small guy/DIY stance and actively shut small developers and users out by making the hardware and system closed to anyone that did not pass their "standards" test. I think a long time ago one of our members here was a victim of this. They were not loath to out and out lying about the existence of internal features that they disclosed to "blessed" vendors.
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Old 30th January 2018, 07:11 PM   #23
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A chromebook is a computer that stores your files in the cloud.

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Yes, it can store locally as well, it's the limited (non-existent) ability to run programs that defines it for me, see, I have my own personal dictionary too
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it's the limited (non-existent) ability to run programs that defines it for me
Most of the apps it runs are browser based and Google supplies the Chrome browser.

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But honestly the apps are rubbish, there is no way someone who wants to do proper computing is going to use a Chromebook
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Old 30th January 2018, 07:38 PM   #27
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Some people have no needs beyond webbrowsing & email.

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Yep, that's me. It's simple and fast too, had it for 3 years and not a single problem
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Using RPi for:

Video frontend (Openelec/Kodi)
VPN (OpenVPN)
Music server (Volumio) One of 4 Linux music servers in house.
Linux based video surveillance. Not used currently, but tested fine.

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Windows 10 laptop and Workstation.
2 Qty, 5Tb FreeNAS (FreeBSD) NAS and iSCSI storage.

Last summer built a laptop with Linux Mint for my friend's kids (ages 3 and 5). They love it. Never called me with a problem. Recently added a 22" flat screen to their laptop. They flipped out!

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Old 30th January 2018, 09:01 PM   #30
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The only thing I can't do with my RPi is run my WT3 (woofer tester).
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