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Chromebooks - Their Functions Keys are Different and that's OK!

I just realized that in all hullabaloo I made about the keyboard when talking about upgrading my laptop, I totally didn’t mention that Chromebooks replace the traditional function keys at the top of the keyboard with a row of … well, function keys. 869 more words

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Taking a screenshot or partial screenshot on a Chromebook couldn’t be easier:


The result is then stored in your Downloads folder and as a nice little touch you can even copy it to your clipboard from the notification: 87 more words


ChromeOS + OpenVPN (+ TLSAuth)

This is a guide to get OpenVPN (with TLS Auth) working for a ChromeOS client. Note this guide assumes you to have control of the OpenVPN server and associated configuration. 1,076 more words

Will iPad purchases make a comeback against Chromebooks?

There’s been a lot written lately about the losing battle for the hearts and minds of schools between Google and Apple (not to mention Microsoft’s resurgence), mostly evidenced by the sales of Chrome Books beating iPads in the last few years. 230 more words


It's Laptop Upgrade Time! HP Chromebook 14 G4 (2016) vs. Dell Inspiron 1501 (2006)

Back in 2007 my wife and I purchased a pair of Dell Inspiron 1501 laptops for $450 CAD each. They came with 1.8GHz single core AMD Sempron processors and 1GB of RAM, running Windows Vista Home Basic. 1,952 more words

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Video editing... On a Chromebook!

Now i know what you’re thinking, Chromebooks are glorified web browsers right? Well… Kinda. So when google launched the first Chromebooks that sentiment rung true but as the operating system has matured it’s gained the abilities to do more! 248 more words


Identifying an Enterprise Chrome Device

We have a specific requirement at work to be able to identify a machine’s host name and pass that through to a telephony solution which then associates that machine with a specific telephone number. 318 more words