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Title: My Chromebook is on its last update- advice please guys
Post by: Melissa on August 28, 2019, 09:27:57 pm
Hey guys I have had a notification that my Chromebook is on its last update and after that some applications may not work as well, and that it might not be "secure."

Here is the info on the Chrome page:

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9367166?p=autoupdate&visit_id=637026186217831600-1577408495&rd=1 (https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9367166?p=autoupdate&visit_id=637026186217831600-1577408495&rd=1)

I just did a search to see what I could do about this, to extend its life as I like using it as it's got an SSD drive and light and portable with long battery life.

The options are, continue using it ( until it has problems) and then:

* install a Linux distro
*install CloudReady

Of course another suggestion is to buy another Chromebook, but not only is this wasteful but I can't afford it.

This is the article:

https://www.howtogeek.com/403164/what-to-do-when-your-chromebook-reaches-the-end-of-its-life/ (https://www.howtogeek.com/403164/what-to-do-when-your-chromebook-reaches-the-end-of-its-life/)

I was wondering if you guys could advise me on the best OS update for it (  I don't plan to do  this  right away but for when I notice "security issues").

The Chromebook is an Asus C300.  The system specs are below:

Platform: Linux x86-64

Processor: Intel® Bay Trail-M Dual Core Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz ~ 2.41 GHz Processor

Memory: DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 GB, up to 4 GB

Display : 13.3" 16:9 HD (1366x768)

Storage : 16GB eMMC  32GB

Networking :Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n  Built-in Bluetoothâ„¢ V4.0

Interface :
1 x COMBO audio jack
1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x micro SDXC card reader
1 x Micro Sim card slot

CloudReady is described as being very like operating it as a Chromebook, but I'd need to use another computer if there isn't 8 GB of space on the Chromebook to write it onto a USB stick ( I think the Asus Peppermint netbook would have the space, would need to check). I like the idea of keeping it Chromebook like OS wise, but I'm not good at putting OS onto computers and wondering if a Linux distro would be easier to put onto it? Which Linux distro would be the best?

I'd welcome your advice. Many thanks.






Title: Re: My Chromebook is on its last update- advice please guys
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 29, 2019, 01:16:41 pm
Peppermint :)
Title: Re: My Chromebook is on its last update- advice please guys
Post by: Melissa on August 31, 2019, 12:57:30 pm
I thought you might say that Mark  ;D. I would need your assistance to put it on the Chromebook when the time comes. It's trickier to put a Linux distro onto a Chromebook and my IT skills are nowhere near on par with yours.  :)

I remember when I first got this Chromebook, and not knowing what one actually was ( my mother and I went into cash converters as she was buying me a laptop and we chose it because it had the best price, screen size and SSD drive for the budget). I then posted on here asking about putting a Linux distro on it, then your replied and said why bother when it runs on a Linux kernal anyway lol.
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