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Chris Robato

▶ Breaking News  - 
 
Features an IPS panel screen and starts at just $199 for qualified education customers | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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Chris Robato

▶ Acer Devices  - 
 
 
Acer has been the strongest supporter of chromebooks among all chromebook manufacturers.  When all of the so- called experts were saying chromebooks were dead or dying (not so long ago), they kept cranking out models. It's no wonder they sell more chromebooks than any other company.
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Michael Smith

▶ Release / Update Discussion  - 
 
 
Stable Channel for Chrome OS just updated to 45!

The Stable channel has been updated to 45.0.2454.86 (Platform version: 7262.52.0) for all Chrome OS devices except Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook, Samsung Series 3 Chromebox, Samsung Chromebook 2 (13"), Haier Chromebook 11e, and the Asus Chromebook Flip. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

Please note any noticed bug fixes, new bugs, new features, etc in the comments below.

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2015/09/stable-update-for-chrome-os.html
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I wonder why it didn't update for those others yet.
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Herman Bergwerf

▶ Pixel / Google Devices  - 
 
Which one should I buy? (and why)
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Pixel 2015
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Pixel 2015 LS
79%
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Ideally - to make sure it won't be out of stock on a certain day or anything like that - you'd want to come over to see friends for a couple of days and order it online from Google. I got mine from the Google Store but for some reason it cost 99 GBP more than online. That might have changed though...

Also, keep in mind that the UK keyboard on the Pixel is slightly different than the US layout.
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J B Bell

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Is there a good summary of the various CPU chipsets for Chromebooks out there? I get confused hearing Rockchip, Baytrail, Haswell, etc.; my C720 has a 2955U, which is supposedly not really Celeron? Just a list of roughly ascending order of speed and power would be very nice.
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Yeah, I've heard pretty mixed reports on the Toshiba 2 though that screen makes me drool something fierce. As I've said elsewhere, really looking forward to that Dell 13.
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Jonas Buack

▶ ASUS Devices  - 
Chromebooks have come a long way since they were first introduced. While they used to be laptop-shaped browser machines, they’ve grown capable enough to actually stand up to other laptops. I didn’t expect to love my Chromebook, but it’s replaced my laptop for most of my work.
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Oh, man! I love my Flip! I have had it over 2 weeks now and it is my go to companion at home and at work. I have the 4 GB model as well and wouldn't go less. The Rockchip processor has impressed me on this thing as well. Simply put, the Flip is an amazing little Chromebook that more people should check out. I like it so much I started a community only for the Flip and Flip users. Anyone interested please check it out. The name is Flippin Awesome. 
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Brian Fagioli

▶ Breaking News  - 
 
Chrome OS is a wonderful operating system for what it is. Guess what? You can be a fan of Windows or OS X and still embrace Google's browser-focused Chromebooks. Sometimes you will be doing all of your computing in the web browser, such as email, social media, and web surfing. For that, a Chromebook might be the best tool for the job.
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+Graydon Treude not funny. 
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Rakchai Suwanwihok

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Hi I am wondering how can I install new fonts to Chromebook.
Thailand, my country, we use font "TH Sarabun New" as an official Thai font for school and government. 
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I want to kill myself now :(
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Andrew Jay Barratt

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
I use my Chromebase as an everyday machine and have no issues, last night I was trying to un-rar a .rar file, usually it works fine but I didn't know that the .rar file was password protected. ChromeOS just said it couldn't copy the files, on my Linux machine it popped up asking me to enter the password. Any better way of ChromeOS handling .rar? 
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There is a bug report - crbug.com/221124 (least from the forum report I read earlier - though this may only be multipart support).
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Chris Robato

▶ Breaking News  - 
 
All students at 9-12 high school have been issued Chromebooks for use in classroom, at home.
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Welcome to our community! View our Community Guidelines here: http://bit.ly/ChromieGuidelines • • • The largest unofficial Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase, and Chromecast community on Google+. Logo information can be found here: http://goo.gl/vWv4L • • • This community was founded by Dinsan Francis and is currently lead by Craig Tumblison, Adrien Pierret, Jonathan Roemer, and Brent Sullivan.

Rakchai Suwanwihok

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
OK Guys, Please hear me out. 
I am learning how to use Chromebook. There are many interesting things to discover. I would be happy if you can answer some of my following  questions

1. Install new fonts : In Thailand we have to use  particular fonts in our document in school and business sector namely TH SARABAN,
For Windows OS PC. I have no problem to install new fonts, but I have no Idea how to do it on Chromebook.

I would like to install TH SARABAN font to Chromebook so I can read and edit Google Docs files written by using that fonts smoothly

2. We are planing to have a classroom with equipped with 45 Chromebook. What is the best solution for provide wireless internet to all computer. 
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+Rakchai Suwanwihok You need to chat about this with the Enterprise Support who is providing your Chromebook.  Regarding the font, are you needing this for Google Docs? If so, this document indicates it is already supported - if you change the language settings as instructed: https://docs.google.com/document/preview?hgd=1&id=1kyP--7dfM14Tezi4aQF3ZySpmOM5Bq1Aoiyb6s8s4zk
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Mithilesh prajapati

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Chrome averaged a user share of 29.5% in August, according to Net Applications, which estimates the percentage of all users who run a specific browser each month. Chrome gained 1.7 percentage points last month, its biggest boost since December 2014.
Google's Chrome browser in August came within sight of the 30% user share milestone, and looks likely to continue growing for the foreseeable future.
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Statcounter tells a very different story.
Go here, and use hover over individual countries:
http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-browser-ww-daily-20150804-20150902-map
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Michael Smith

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Free music for your Chromebook
 
"The Very Best of Ciara" is now free on Google Play!

Playlist: the Very Best of Ciara is the first compilation album by American recording artist, Ciara, released on May 29, 2012 through Legacy Recordings as part of the Playlist music series. The album includes singles, remixes, and album cuts from Ciara's time with Jive Records, in which she released her first four studio albums. - Wikipedia

Here is a direct link to album in the Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Ciara_Playlist_The_Very_Best_Of_Ciara?id=Be5e4cqkr6zekiybmttydowlfwq&hl=en

Note:  I have no way of knowing if this offer is US only.  Let us know in the comments below if you "can" get in any other country.


#ciara   #dealoftheday   #freemusic   #chromecast  
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Tom Sutherland

▶ 3rd Party Peripherals  - 
 
HP Deskjet 2544 All-in-one printer/scanner DOES NOT print wirelessly.
For anyone thinking of getting this device, please be aware that despite appearances it doesn't support wireless printing.
It cannot connect to your home WiFi but it does have a direct WiFi connection of it's own to allow 'peer to peer' printing. It claims it can print from most directly connected devices including Chromebooks and Android devices over Android 4.4, but after several hours trying it won't print from either of my chromebooks (Acer 720 and HP11) or my Samsung Note 2.
So it's back to the Windows pc for me if I want to print anything.
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Jorge Suarez

▶ Acer Devices  - 
 
Hands on with the Acer R11.
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+Jack Gibson My question exactly ... It's IPS according to this article ... http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/135117-acer-chromebook-r11-fully-flexible-chromebook-packs-ips-screen-on-a-budget

BTW, what a ridiculous amount of bezel!
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Josua Batubara

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Positive review on Chromebook from Lifehacker. Now I'm tempted to get the Asus Flip ;-)
Chromebooks have come a long way since they were first introduced. While they used to be laptop-shaped browser machines, they’ve grown capable enough to actually stand up to other laptops. I didn’t expect to love my Chromebook, but it’s replaced my laptop for most of my work.
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Hold off on the flip. Heard it was really slow and there are more convertibles coming.
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Mithilesh prajapati

▶ Acer Devices  - 
 
#AcerConvertible  
Acer has announced the Chromebook R11, the company's first Chrome OS-running device that comes with a 360-degree rotating hinge, as made famous by Lenovo's Yoga. Your eyes will be staring into an 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 touchscreen, while below the keyboard you'll find an Intel Celeron processor paired with 4GB memory and up to 32GB of flash storage. Connectivity-wise, there's dual-band MIMO 802.11ac WiFi as well as a single ultra-fast USB 3.0 port. The headline feature, really, is the ability to turn that screen whichever way you choose, enabling one of four modes: laptop, tablet, tent or display... much like the ASUS Chromebook Flip. The R11 launches in North America this October with a starting price of $299, with those in Europe, Middle East and Africa getting hold of the gear in November -- as long as you've got €299 in your back pocket.
Acer has just announced its latest Chromebook, the R11, at the IFA show in Berlin. The Acer R11 Chromebook is the first "convertible" Chromebook from the manufacturer, in that the screen rotates fully around to the back of the laptop to give you a tablet-like experience. The 11-inch Chromebook roughly fits in line with its recently-announced Chromebooks in terms of style, with...
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Chris Robato

▶ LG Devices  - 
 
Chromebase for business?  Why not.
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Thanks +Stephen Gale , I'll forward that ref.
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Chris Robato

▶ Breaking News  - 
 
In almost every classroom in America, there is bound to be a plethora of electronic devices, and not just ones that belong to the students. Long gone are
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