• Lacros

    From Mike Dippel@21:4/176 to ALL on Thu Aug 10 11:48:04 2023
    The Lacros project an acronym for Linux and Chrome OS, may be a good thing to revive
    my old Chromebook. My wife was unable to bring up bank websites because the old
    version of Chrome wouldn't allow it to display, and Chrome is the only browser available on
    a Chromebook. The laptop would not update Chrome because it was tied to an OS that
    had reached its life cycle and wouldn't update.

    The word is that if your Chromebook is past it's life cycle, this new browser may allow you
    to update your Chromebook because the browser is independent of the OS. There is no
    word yet when it will be released, but the word is that it should come soon.

    I purchased a new Chromebook not knowing this. Maybe I could have waited for the new
    release.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From candycane@21:4/141 to Mike Dippel on Thu Aug 10 12:21:29 2023
    Re: Lacros
    By: Mike Dippel to ALL on Thu Aug 10 2023 11:48 am

    a Chromebook. The laptop would not update Chrome because it was tied to an OS that
    had reached its life cycle and wouldn't update.

    Classic, block people from updating for no reason besides it's too old for the company to care about it.

    candycane

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  • From Mike Dippel@21:4/176 to candycane on Thu Aug 10 12:53:04 2023
    On 8/10/2023 12:25 PM, candycane wrote to Mike Dippel:

    By: Mike Dippel to ALL on Thu Aug 10 2023 11:48 am

    a Chromebook. The laptop would not update Chrome because it was tied to an
    OS that
    had reached its life cycle and wouldn't update.

    Classic, block people from updating for no reason besides it's too old for the
    company to care about it.

    candycane

    I really love the Chromebook, but I guess the business model is: "we need to sell new".
    Having said that, my old Chromebook is now 10 years old and still runs like a champ,
    just cannot be further updated.

    I guess it's like the life cycle of every Microsoft OS.

    Mike Dippel


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  • From candycane@21:4/141 to Mike Dippel on Thu Aug 10 14:34:01 2023
    Re: RE: Lacros
    By: Mike Dippel to candycane on Thu Aug 10 2023 12:53 pm

    I guess it's like the life cycle of every Microsoft OS.

    I guess, still annoying tho.

    candycane

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Mike Dippel on Fri Aug 11 08:52:00 2023
    Mike Dippel wrote to ALL <=-

    The Lacros project an acronym for Linux and Chrome OS, may be a good thing to revive my old Chromebook.

    Another options is ChromeOS Flex; it's meant to provide ChromeOS to
    non-Chromebooks, but it also runs on EOL Chromebooks.

    I've got it running on a nice older Samsung Chromebook with the 1080p
    screen and high-end audio. Everything works except for the audio, I'm
    waiting for an update to make it work.

    It runs nicely on a Lenovo X100e I have.

    While it's more work, you can also load SeaBIOS on most chromebooks and
    then run any OS you want - I had Windows and Linux running on an older
    Chromebook. You typically have to take off the bottom of the chromebook
    and flip a switch on the logic board to unlock the bootloader, though.
    It's a little hairy.




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  • From Mike Dippel@21:4/176 to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Aug 13 21:27:16 2023
    On 8/11/2023 8:59 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote to Mike Dippel:

    Mike Dippel wrote to ALL <=-

    The Lacros project an acronym for Linux and Chrome OS, may be a good thing to revive my old Chromebook.

    Another options is ChromeOS Flex; it's meant to provide ChromeOS to
    non-Chromebooks, but it also runs on EOL Chromebooks.

    I've got it running on a nice older Samsung Chromebook with the 1080p
    screen and high-end audio. Everything works except for the audio, I'm
    waiting for an update to make it work.

    It runs nicely on a Lenovo X100e I have.

    While it's more work, you can also load SeaBIOS on most chromebooks and
    then run any OS you want - I had Windows and Linux running on an older
    Chromebook. You typically have to take off the bottom of the chromebook
    and flip a switch on the logic board to unlock the bootloader, though.
    It's a little hairy.

    I have "saved" a lot of pc's by installing chrome OS in the past. I bookmarked their
    page and will look into it soon. Thanks for the info.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From phigan@21:3/177 to Mike Dippel on Wed Aug 23 15:17:16 2023
    I guess it's like the life cycle of every Microsoft OS.

    Except that in this case you can't (out of the box) replace the operating system with anything else. On a "windows PC" you can. Don't get me wrong, I have a CR-48 (first Chromebook ever) and an Acer one an an HP one :). But they are "locked" in (unless you do things) and the vendor expects you to throw them away when they tell you to and go buy new ones.

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  • From Mike Dippel@21:4/176 to phigan on Wed Aug 23 22:21:52 2023
    On 8/23/2023 3:22 PM, phigan wrote to Mike Dippel:

    I guess it's like the life cycle of every Microsoft OS.

    Except that in this case you can't (out of the box) replace the operating system with anything else. On a "windows PC" you can. Don't get me wrong, I have a CR-48 (first Chromebook ever) and an Acer one an an HP one :). But they
    are "locked" in (unless you do things) and the vendor expects you to throw them
    away when they tell you to and go buy new ones.

    I never considered replacing the OS.

    I still love the Chromebook, even though the OS cannot be further updated. I am just
    hoping that adding the upcoming Lacros browser will make it "like new". Hopefully, I will
    be able to browse ANY secure website like I can with any other browser once it is
    released.

    Mike Dippel

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