Chromebook Review Etc
This is a real but not too serious set of interviews with some teenagers on their thoughts about 'Chromebook vs IPad'. Some of the comments are quite relieving and food for thought. I thought it was especially interesting that Apple does not have a universally good name. Also of note - at round 4:10 into the piece, the art loving interviewee gave a very interesting critique of the capacity based touch screen technology which the IPad uses. Teenagers Prefer Chromebooks Over IPads. | Nerds Central
I love the Chromebook. But! Here are 5 reasons the platform might die. I really hope Google fix them. They are all fixable, it just takes a bit of effort. I think much less effort than has already been put in! I Rave A Lot But - Google Music! | Nerds Central
HTML5 Youtube has 'turned up' on my Chromebook and it is good. Google have been working with HTML5 for youtube for a while. In the past it did not turn up on my Chromebook however. Chromebook Takes A Stride - HTML Youtube Video | Nerds Central
Chrome 16 On The Chromebook - Is Chrome Destined For The Tablet | Nerds Central The Chomebook OS updated last Wednesday to the super new and shine Chrome16. Besides the lovely tweaks and performance gains, it looks increasingly likely that Chrome or ChromeOS is destined for the touch-screen. Briefly the Chrome 15 dev channel version went back from having icons for bookmarks to using the bookmark bar. Everyone who commented no the forums preferred the bar. So why would Chrome 16 have the icons again?
Chromebook - Dawn Or Dusk? | Nerds Central Is the Chromebook fighting for its life or at the beginning of a bright and exciting day in the light? Chromoting, not much else matters. This is the thing which will either make or break the Chromebook. Living in the cloud is great, but jumping to the cloud straight from the desktop is just impossible for many individuals and all established organisations.
Why would Google bother to make a built in image editor when the Chrome webstore has much better ones already? Here is a possible explanation and a review of the editor. As we can see from the images in this post, Pixlr is a very good image editor; it works very well, is free and works on the Chromebook. Chomebook built in image editor - commercially very clever. | Nerds Central
I am writing this on a Chromebook! I am sitting in a bar in a hotel in Cambridge (UK). In front of me is the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. Chromebook - Dead? | Nerds Central
The Samsung series 5 has a surprisingly good sound card in terms of audio quality. Google Music has a shockingly good quality to it. The two go together to make a really nice music server to keep me going through those long hard days of coding. I am listening to Deep Purple right now! I originally saw the Chromebook as the alternative to a full laptop. I really thought I had made a mistake buying a laptop as the Chromebook and a machine in the cloud would be a better choice. What Do You Use Your Chromebook For? | Nerds Central
Long Term Review | Nerds Central So, what has it been like using the Samsung S5 for nearly 5 months? It is amazing, a complete dud or something else entirely? I really thought the Chromebook could/would be something amazing. The idea of a light weight thin client to cloud computing was so 21st century, so right, so cool. Unfortunately, it did not work out that way (or at least not yet).
Today was an amazing day in the Chromebook world - especially for me. There was another dev channel update which brought some exciting new features, and I found a way to remote control my Windows machine from my Chromebook! Owing a Chromebook is an exercise in continuous delayed gratification. Dev Channel Chromebook Upates And Log Me In
Chromebooks - kicking the hornet's nest
The last update to 15.0.874.5 has pretty much sorted out printing and also brings in a few other long awaited or just cool features. It is not just the printing, but the combination of updates to the file manager, the print preview and the PDF viewer which make this an A1 solution. OK - we still need a traditional machine connected to a printer with cloud print or a cloud print enabled printer, so I guess some people will pick fault, but for me, this is pretty much it - perfect. Chromebook Dev Channel: Printing Sorted!
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How To Use The New ChromeBook File API « Ido's Blog Next week, on June 15, we are going to see a new animal in town. It’s a laptop that works perfectly for the web. It got one of the best/fast browsers out there and its security model is baked really deep. One of the cool things in ChromeOS is that it gives developers a new API to play with. I worked with it in the past few weeks and I must say, it’s great (=Simple and powerful).
Google Chrome OS is often described as an operating system designed to run a single app: a web browser. But as the Chrome OS project has evolved, it’s started to take on features that help you do some of the things you’d expect to do with a desktop operating system. There’s a built-in file browser that lets you view downloaded media, photos and screenshots you take with a Chromebook, and a media player that can handle music and video from your SD card or local storage even when there’s no internet connection handy. But there are still a number of quirks. For instance, while you can cache some data for offline viewing, there’s currently no good way to download your entire Google Docs list of documents for offline editing. Chrome OS adds ZIP file support (inches closer to being a real operating system)
Spoiler - this is not breaking a chromebook into a linux box! What it is - quite simply - is proof positive that the web browser is quite capable of taking over as the primary application context for all but the most extreme human computer interaction [Yes - that does mean Microsoft are getting in right - as are Google]. It is absolutely 100% the truth that these are pictures of my Samsung Chromebook running linux. How To Run Linux On A Chromebook
I bought the Samsung Chromebook because I wanted one fast-access device, with an attached keyboard, where I didn't have constant reminders about security updates and scans, to act as a supplement to my home PCs. I'd been very interested in buying one since they appeared on the market, as I'd remarked to a colleague a few years ago that netbooks would run faster if the browser alone was the operating system, and you could probably do most tasks using this - so I had already bought into the concept, as far as I know, before it was even announced. Anyway, in the following, I've compiled some points which I hope will be useful to other Amazon users. Maximising browser speed:With all apps and extensions loaded by default, web browsing slows down. They can all be switched On/Off manually, but I found one extension, Disable All Extensions Plus, which simplifies the process. Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook (Arctic White): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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