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HP just announced two new 2-in-1 Chromebooks, the 12 and 14-inch Chromebook x360 (numbered 12b and 14b), which sport metallic keyboard decks and Bang & Olufsen branded audio. 
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june 2019 by ampressman
Auto Update policy - Google Chrome Enterprise Help
"Chrome devices receive automatic updates regularly that enhance both the device itself and the software on the device. Chrome device updates are designed to be simple for the user and, therefore, include updates to the device, Chrome operating system, browser and firmware. However, end-to-end updates for all our devices to ensure the highest levels of security requires dependencies on many third-party hardware and software providers so we cannot indefinitely ensure that older Chrome devices will receive updates to enable new OS and browser features."

[contains full listing of Chromebook models and their "Auto Update Expiration date"]
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may 2019 by robertogreco
How To Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook’s RAM
Having the option to kill processes and free up RAM when you need to is great, but there’s a better solution: be proactive. This is a twofold approach that consists of one part best practices and one part Chrome extensions. Let’s talk about it.
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may 2019 by jasonsamuels
"Best" Chromebook for GalliumOS? : GalliumOS
"Best" Chromebook for GalliumOS?
Hey guys. For my one of my CS courses this semester we are doing all of our code work on the school's server. I currently use a Windows laptop, but I have had a growing interest in Linux, especially because of the ease of SSH-ing being native to the terminal, and I was hoping to have a considerably cheap Linux machine for messing around on. I was wondering what people's thoughts are on the "best" chromebook to install Gallium on, for a budget of $200ish. Thanks in advance!



EDIT: If I don't have to take out any screws that would be nice, but its cool if I need to.

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uname_nick
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8 months ago
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edited 8 months ago
IMHO:

Asus Chromebook C202SA-YS02

4GB RAM 16GB Storage = $220.00



There is a model with 2GB "C202SA-YS01" that is $40 cheaper, but its nice to have the extra RAM.





Couple ideas how to use it with only 16 GB

Use a Micro USB or SD card... (Use the internal 16GB with a partition of 14GB for /root and the rest for the /boot partition) and make the SD card or USB the /home directory

Use the entire 16GB for /root /boot and /home, and then use something like dropbox for all of your files and run off the cloud sort of like a "Chomebook" (will require internet access to have access to your files)

Anyone else have a different configuration? care to share how you do it? I am currently using #1.

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The-Narwhal-Of-Doom
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8 months ago
Funnily enough that was the one I was looking at. Thanks bud. Do I gotta take a screw out or is it fine as is?

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MrChromebox
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8 months ago
One really should, in order to set the firmware boot flags, and not lose the ability to boot GaOS should the battery fully discharge or become disconnected

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uname_nick
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8 months ago
Thank you BTW, for all the work you are doing with these Chromebooks.

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The-Narwhal-Of-Doom
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8 months ago
Pretend I have no clue what that means, can I get an ELI5?

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MrChromebox
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8 months ago
booting in Legacy Boot mode (which is what you do to boot GalliumOS) requires setting a battery backed Developer Mode configuration flag (dev_boot_legacy), which gets cleared if the battery discharges or is disconnected. And you can't easily reset it since ChromeOS isn't on the device and you can't boot GalliumOS. Now, we do have a way to re-set it using a custom/modified recovery image, but it's easier to just remove the firmware write protect screw and set the firmware flag for legacy boot mode, which doesn't get reset. That approach has the added advantage of not requiring pressing CTRL+L to boot each time, since you can set the firmware boot flags to automatically boot in legacy boot mode.

If you're interested in the details of all this, I have a pretty accessible write up on my website, https://mrchromebox.tech

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The-Narwhal-Of-Doom
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8 months ago
Oh alright, that makes sense. Thanks for the info!



Also, knew that name looked familiar, just couldn't place it. Remember looking around your site last time I tried this stuff.

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uname_nick
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8 months ago
For this reason (as you mentioned on your website) is the reason I did take the screw out Mr. Chrome Box. But it is not necessary if Narwhal does not want to. He will discover though (if he does get this Chromebook) that taking this particular Chromebook apart is super simple.

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uname_nick
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8 months ago
Fine as is. No need to take a screw out. I am actually writing this on my C202SA.



Since I have what you are currently thinking about, feel free to ask any questions you may have.



I can say this, the battery life is amazing. On just web browsing and using the terminal I get 10 hours easy.

When developing in my text editor (Atom, a bit heavy of a text editor) I get 7-8 hours no problem.

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The-Narwhal-Of-Doom
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8 months ago
You're running gallium only right?

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uname_nick
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8 months ago
Yes only GalliumOS, no dual boot.

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uname_nick
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edited 8 months ago
Oh BTW: GalliumOS on this ASUS C202...



Stable as a rock. I just looked and seen that my up-time is now currently 43 days (crazy to think it has been running now for 43 days straight, no reboot) and all hardware works. No audio issues or anything.



Here are some stat's on my system with my test editor, terminal and this website typing to you, so you can can get a idea of performance. (its not a Ferrari, fast a breaks down quick, more like a VW Golf, gets you from point A to B and reliable.)



FILE SYS Used Total

/ 5.13G 14.3G

/home 21.9G 118G



PER CPU 27.0% 29.0%

LOAD 2-core



MEM 47.4%

active: 2.22G

SWAP 0.0%

user: 8.3% 75.0% 1 min: 0.54 total: 3.81G inactive: 897M total: 5.71G

system: 4.2% 25.0% 5 min: 0.52 used: 1.80G buffers: 158M used: 60K

idle: 83.3% 0.0% 15 min: 0.60 free: 2.01G cached: 1.41G free: 5.71G



Linux 4.9.4-galliumos-braswell Uptime: 43 days, 22:24:58
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may 2019 by HM0880
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