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Kurt Marko
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Been a while, but thought I'd share results from turning a MacBook AIR 13, circa 2014 into a Chromebook with Cloud Ready. Not bad. 

Anyone see beta move to version 53 yet? There was an announcement on the Google Chrome blog yesterday about a new beta platform version, but I've tried two devices and neither see it yet.


Anyone know of another Skylake Chromebook besides the Lenovo business one? Not that it's a bad looking system (at least when loaded up to over $800), but it's still no Pixel. 

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Dear   please build a standalone Bluetooth version of the great Pixel keyboard/trackpad for Chromebox owners. Quality Chrome keyboards are severely lacking and Windows keyboards aren't optimal for those of us who have retrained our hands for Chrome key placement and shortcuts. 
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Curious why the Pixel didn't get today's v42 beta update. Any clues?

Haven't been here in a while but still a Chromie. Anyway, since it looks like the Pixel was a one off and no other vendor is stepping forward with a premium Chromebook a thought crossed my mind. Would it be possible to turn something like the Surface Pro into a Chromebook by booting into Chromium? A better option would be a Google supported solution of a USB stick that would actually nuke the boot loader, install Chrome OS and turn Surface into an actual Chromebook. Just thinking out loud. 

It's been a while since I've posted here, but after not using my Chromebook heavily for a while, I recently took it on a short trip and realized one of my recurring frustrations with Chrome OS: the keyboard shortcuts. I am an old emacs user and my muscle memory is trained to navigate text and the cursor with emacs keybindings. Which is one of the things I love about OS X, it uses the same ones. I want the same thing in Chrome.

I've tried a few of the emacs extensions in the store, but they don't seem to work. Does anyone know how to get emacs bindings like ctl-n, ctl-b, etc. to work in Chrome wherever there's a text box; e.g. Address bar, text apps like Evernote, Google Docs, etc. Text entry drove me crazy on this trip, especially note taking during lectures and presentations where I needed to be fast and efficient. Thanks for any tips!
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My IW Report on cloud convergence and multi-cloud. Heterogeneous hybrid clouds are the future and these cloud standards are paving the way.

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My latest IW Report on Govt. Clouds: Advice for CIOs and other IT execs drawn from enterprise experience. Hybrid is the core strategy, but plenty of data-driven recommendations.

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Box IPO illustrates the unsustainability of standalone cloud file sharing services. Will any survive? Doubtful. My analysis.
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