Happy 10th birthday to the Google Chromebook


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Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we saw the first Chromebook? Me neither.

Some IT leaders we’ve spoken to in the past have wondered if non-engineering folks should be provisioned Chromebooks. Our CEO has posed the same question. What do you think? Could most people get by with something like a Chromebook—and do you think they should be able to? Seems especially realistic for students and teachers.


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@david should even consider engineering folks moving to Chromebooks. Working out of the Linux instance is often enough a breeze already. Definitely needs some ironing out but its getting there.



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we tried and failed the first time as the powerpoint army revolted. Its worth another try this year for us so we are going to give it another go.



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as a reseller/partner, i may be biased, but information/knowledge/cloud workers are perfect types of individuals to target for chromebooks.

https://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/chromebook_employee_adoption_kit.pdf 

Google now has a Chrome readiness tool that can be deployed to PCs (might still be in early access) to see what % of apps can be used in the cloud vs. what may need to be virtualized.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyjsIEs0ktU

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Also Nate, did you know that I have seen the real, actual PowerPoint work on my Chromebook in Dezember 2020?



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Yup, that’s why we are teeing it up for the Fall of 21…didnt go so well last time but now there should be no excuses.



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yet Linux is still in Beta



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@nmcbride yea the powerpoint/excel army will always be there to make this transition difficult ... although I'm not one to speak, I think I'd have a hard time going Chromebook full time. I think @ccoy2 is full-time Pixelbook 🙂



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I’m trying to get back to that point now. Endpoint Verification makes it real difficult to juggle multiple profiles, but I’m resourceful.



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I believe @eric.smits is a big chromebook user as well db78dadc7d0c09f7.gif



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I think the parallels in chrome os option could be a good alternative for bill gate’s excel soldiers



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THE ROBOTS MUST HAVE EXCEL. Thank god google allowed the windows quickkey shortcuts a few weeks ago.



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some more nice features coming to chrome os soon https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22321624/google-chrome-os-new-features-phone-hub-nearby-share-chromebooks



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https://chromeenterprise.google/os/readiness/ looks like I conjured it again.



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I recently saw a demo of Citrix virtualized applications running on a Chromebook, specifically Excel. It ran in a borderless window and was indistinguishable from a locally running application. This might be a solution for the users that still cling to these legacy apps and can also provide access to drive shares etc. for remote users. We're looking into that to try to drive broader use of CB's



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So a user only had to press the Excel button in the app drawer and it opened?



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like the linux apps?



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Yes



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It was a published Citrix app



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The demo was arranged with a Google engineer on the Chromebook team and an engineer from Citrix. All hosted on GCP. They have a partnership, it was a good demo and the user experience was pretty impressive.



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I do "daily drive" an Asus c436 for work and a c434 personally. Probably touch a PC less than once a month for work. Once you dive in, PC's feel really clunky as I mostly use Google Workspace apps, CB's are snappy fast, boot instantly, excellent battery life, compelling design, and have nearly 0 issues so what's not to like?



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A real-time look at the engineering team’s reaction to being told to use Chromebooks for development purposes:

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Hihi



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did anyone here have the original beta Chromebook? the CR-48?



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https://gizmodo.com/heres-the-cr-48-the-first-chrome-os-laptop-you-can-nev-5708670



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That thing is so… utilitarian. It screams early 2000's portable.



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