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Question Anyone using a (Samsung) Chromebook ?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by 177, Dec 17, 2013.

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    My Macbook is 6 years old now and has just about given up the ghost - it certainly doesn't owe me anything ;)


    My Macbook Air is a first generation and although it's working fine (I've changed the hard drive for an SSD unit which is a major speed increase) it has its limitations.


    My main Windows 7 workhorse laptop has just died as well - actually, it was killed by my ex who managed to bounce my Swiss Gear laptop rucksack down the stairs 'accidentally' so that's my Samsng R580 well and truly pooched :(


    So, in the very near future I intend getting a replacement for my Samsung N210 netbook, which is where the Chromebook might come into the mix.


    I will also be replacing the R580 with something meaty, but that's a separate exercise.


    I won't be buying any more Macs.


    I am not at all precious about what I'm working with - my only concern is that I can work efficiently with my kit and, having owned loads of Windows, Mac and Linux computers over the years, Apple products offer me precisely nothing that I can't easily live without, and I don't subscribe to the 'lifestyle' brand snobbery associated with their products, or being bound into the required Apps and terrible media management.


    Please don't jump all over me for this - it's a very considered opinion having owned and used more Apple kit than I care to mention over the years.


    I do a lot of programming, database and web development, and remote systems access and support, much of which is relatively platform independent. For stuff that's closed I obviously need a Microsoft platform for certain compilers and to more easily develop using particular platforms.


    So, for something small, light and with a decent RDC client to allow mo to connect to remote systems for diagnosis and support, can any Chromebook users confirm or deny its potential suitability for this purpose ?


    I don't much care for anything else it can or can't do.


    Meanwhile, I will look for a larger workhorse laptop to replace the R580, which served me extremely well for the last few years :(

    Thanks for looking :)
     
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    I.m still happy with my eee900 and linux
     
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    That helped :rolleyes: ;)

    My little Samsung N210 runs Linux Mint, XP Pro and Windows 7 on a 256 GB Sandisk SSD drive.


    XP boots from cold in 21 seconds :)


    Mint is even faster ;)


    That's not the point though - the Chromebook has a slightly larger screen than my netbook, which may still prove too small for lengthy RDC sessions onto servers...
     

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