Chris Muir's Day By Day

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Arrival

My old Asus Eeee Machine netbook finally kicked the bucket at the end of last week, I ordered a replacement/upgrade from Amazon; an Acer Chromebook:



A little longer and thinner than the old netbook, lighter, and possibly more fragile. We'll see how it works out. Never used Google's Chrome OS before; setup was dead simple, and since Google stores all of your information in its cloud, even your web brower bookmarks, just logging in with my Google account info has it ready for instantaneous use. The fact that the Chrome OS is Linux-based means I won't have to load the machine up with antivirus and other anti-malware apps. It doesn't necessarily mean that the machine isn't vulnerable to hackings or viruses, but it's far less likely than with a Windows box.

2 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Keep us posted on how it works for you, Bob. I'll have to replace my laptop at some point.

Bob said...

@Rev. Paul: this is a *very* small computer, only a little bigger than a tablet, and has a very limited number of apps and limited storage, as well. No office suite other than Google Docs. I bought it only for web browsing at work or on vacation, won't be using it for anything else. If you need the power of a full laptop this isn't it. I think it is possible to get Google's Chrome OS in a laptop, however.