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LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!

Chromebooks

Fragmentation is Why Linux Hasn’t Succeeded on Desktop .. It seems to be that Chromebooks and Android are the paths towards the desktop.’ – Linus Torvalds

Looks like I am about to buy just purchased (5/23/2021) a Chromebook – model 14a-na0023cl – mainly to test, but also (hopefully) to use as a type of ‘quickie’ Desktop OS platform when not at my computer desk.

Update – June 2, 2021: New Chromebook arrived yesterday, refused to be ‘renamed‘, and stated that its name “is simply ‘Chromebook‘.” Fine by humble me, and it is DEFINITELY an entire companion package to my 4-5 WIN10 Desktop computers!  😉

Update – June 6, 2021:  1) 6/4/2021 – purchased a new Samsung 12.2″ Chromebook Plus V2 4GB 32GB XE521QAB-K01 New Sealed Stylus Pen earlier, for $299.99 + $14.58 shipping…no tax. This review sold me: Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Review. Samsung calls it a Chromebook Plus.

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Chromebook series

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6/29/2021: Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date arrive? – ‘Tale of Two Firmware ‘n their Supported Devices’ – Fragment 3

6/27/2021: Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date arrive? – ‘Disabling Write Protect for CR50’ – Fragment 2

6/26/2021: Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date arrive? – ‘Turn that Chromebook into a Linux Laptop!’ – Fragment 1

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