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William “Bear” Bottoms
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William “Bear” Bottoms

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"If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on other guides for Windows laptops, we're going to start with Chromebooks."
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I haven't commented in a while, well...because everything Chromebook just works. 

However, my son just got a Windows computer and wanted my help. After making an image of his fresh machine, and telling him about the pitfalls, backups, reimaging, security tools, updates, portable tools in lieu of installed etc, I think I became ill...
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Most of my friends' PCs are rife with bloatware and toolbars (shudder) which install crapware like search and shopping agents. It's like weeding a garden.
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Better than Adblock Plus and Disconnect:
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Hi, William!
I'll try it and compare it to AdBlock.
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William “Bear” Bottoms

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I am not impressed with the newest Chromebook releases even though we have seen a bit larger screens and better resolutions. It is still a backwards step considering the Haswell chip sets.

That is not what is needed to make a significant difference.

I still consider the HP14 the best of the lot though even it is not enough to make me upgrade from my Samsung series 3. Nothing as of yet today is.

What will lure me to upgrade? The current best processor is the Haswell. Samsung 2 is nice but no cigar...it just isn't significant enough for me. Dell - nope. Asus - nope. etc etc etc.

A Chromebook with the Haswell chip set or even better, better screen resolution, a cellular radio and a GPS radio will do it...nothing less.

If you buy a Chromebook today, as I said, I would still recommend the HP14 with cellular.
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+William Bottoms The ManPack looks interesting as I carry lots of stuff when I'm on the road, and often even in town.

I also understand how an LTE Chromebook could replace a phone. We'd all be better off time wise to spend more time accomplishing and less chattering, whether voice, Text, email, and especially "social," like Twitter, FB, and, yes, G Plus. That's one reason I turned off most notifications on my phone, and limit my own "social" to GPlus, which itself can be a black hole of time.

Still, when I'm at the store, it's nice to be able to phone home and ask if we need milk . . .

I used my Sam Arm (v1) with Google Voice to make calls on WiFi. Worked. And certainly picking up voice mails on the computer is great. But I'd presume the 3g speed on mine would be stressed by voice. Thus LTE.

And there carrier matters. I use and really appreciate T-Mobile on my phone, but 25 miles from home I have only voice, no data. The Verizon 3g on the Sam has much better coverage, it's just far slower than my LTE Nexus 5. Wrap up: if you always are in LTE range AND can get by with all your calls you can't answer when the lid is down going to Google Voice, the solution you have adopted could work well.

Onrushing train: Google is going to make big changes in Google Voice, and they may disable how you're using your CB as a "phone."

Skype is apparently still not an option on CB. May be others that are, and there's a hope Google's changes could improve instead of kill GV.

By the way, my Androids are trouble free, reliable, and can do anything my CB can. Just a matter of an external keyboard.

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What happened to GPS radios in Chromebooks? I mean it was there or nearly so in the beginning.
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There's a difference between a bruised ego and being annoyed by an incessantly incorrect accusation.

Yes you want GPS so obviously I'm technically wrong in saying "nobody" wants it. But equally obvious is the fact that it was a commonly used exaggeration.

I suppose I should have said "very few people want GPS"

Seriously tho, you asked "what happened to gps in chromebooks"

I offered my theory. You didn't like my theory. My bad?

If there really IS gps and it's just not enabled then we are in agreement that that is just silly. My guess is the manufacturers put it in there but ChromeOS doesn't support it for some reason. Unless the manufacturers disabled it themselves but then why even put it in there? 
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Very nice Screen Capture tool for Chrome...App and Extension available.
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Program streaming is advancing :)
Photoshop Streaming allows Chromebook users to run image editing app from a browser
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Technically, its not relying on the Chromebook to run. All of the processing is done on the server side and the display and controls are streamed to the Chromebook so there is plenty of horsepower available.
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I like it more than anything else I've tried...turns YouTube into a great music player
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+John Heckendorn I am on stable.
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An extension that warns you when you visit a site that is affected by the Heartbleed bug.
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https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromebleed/eeoekjnjgppnaegdjbcafdggilajhpic/related (CHROME)
Chromebleed Checker je trenutno teče v ozadju.
Ta preveri, če je spletna stran, ki jo trenutno uporabljate prizadela Heartbleed hrošča.
To orodje je razvil Jamie Hoyle. 
Temelji na odlično delo Filippo Valsorda.
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I searched this community for mentions of the Disconnect 2 extension and my search didn't return any. It's actually a pretty nice extension as I have used it for about a month and it lets you visualize and block the otherwise (2000+) invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.

I don't normally like the idea of blocking advertising from most sites as much free content is provided for such a small price to pay. I do like to see where some of my data is being sent so I can be the judge however.

Disconnect 2: Faster, more private, more secure browsing
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HP 14 Chromebook accolades: Still the best!
The HP Chromebook 14 is the best Google laptop on the market, thanks to its roomy size and incredible battery life.
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+George Fromtulsa My feeling on the Samsung is that it's great you bought it at a certain time. It would be crazy to buy it now, unless at a spectacular bargain. I think most reviews come from a perspective of advising a prospective buyer.

I kind of wish I'd known about Chrome earlier, so that I too might have enjoyed Samsung series 3!
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    Aviation Science, 1974
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Great biscuits, sausage gravy, scattered hash browns with lots of options, chicken fried steak, and the menu has plenty of egg options. The meals are very good and consistently prepared and reasonably priced. The down side is service is poor and you have to ask for butter, cream or jelly and wait for it if they haven't run out. Your food is not always served together. Be ready to aggressively grab the attention of a waiter for coffee refills. If the service was better, I would give this cafe 4 stars. It's still my favorite choice for breakfast in my area. I don't mind being aggressive for what I want.
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