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Windows 7: Barking and Dagenham switches from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, s

05 Apr 2014   #11
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Chromebooks are actually highly secure. No known viruses or threats for it yet. And since its updated constantly like the chrome browser, I imagine its security is pretty good.


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05 Apr 2014   #12
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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does chromebooks support local printing for example, i have 9 year old HP Laser 1020 Printer, can the chromebook print to it
Yes, but no newer OS would be able to print to a printer that is that old.
The only reason we ultimately had to replace our HP LaserJet 5 here was because none of the computers eventually had any parallel ports to connect the printer to. Otherwise, those old printers chug along just fine.
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05 Apr 2014   #13
z3r010

 

I picked up a chromebook today to see what they were about, and tbh I'm not sure what to think of it it can do things most normal people want - access facebook and email without all the tech stuff so it maybe a good thing for technically challenged.
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05 Apr 2014   #14
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's a bit more than that. Think of all the Apps that are available in Chrome and Google is encouraging the development of proper Apps that can work offline not just links to web sites.
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05 Apr 2014   #15
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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I picked up a chromebook today to see what they were about, and tbh I'm not sure what to think of it it can do things most normal people want - access facebook and email without all the tech stuff so it maybe a good thing for technically challenged.
Another forum required?
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05 Apr 2014   #16
z3r010

 

We did start one a few years back but gave it up as a bad idea.
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06 Apr 2014   #17
kado897

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Surely it is already covered by PCHelpForums "All other Operating Systems".
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06 Apr 2014   #18
z3r010

 

It is.
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06 Apr 2014   #19
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

That's cool then. I'll stick with my PC's for now. z3r010 if you get time (haha) any chance of a review and some screen shots?
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06 Apr 2014   #20
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I'm not sure what service those cities provide to their citizens.... but that all must happen without enterprise email, any Office compatible communication, any design work (road, sewer etc.).

and what money saving do they have? A Window license maybe cost $50-$100 for large costumers and has a useful life of almost 10 years (support life). that is $5-$10 per year and employee. now add just 10 minutes training and IT support every year, and all savings evaporated. and we all know 10 minutes a year is not much.
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