Google extends Chromebooks' software support to 10 years

15 September 2023
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  • 23 Nov 2023

Take a deep breath everything and just acknowledge "Chromebooks are E waste" .

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    • 29 Oct 2023

    Anonymous, 15 Sep 2023Or windows - the best of best for everything.Windows 10 is like the definitive OS. Everyone loved it, it could game better than MacOS (at the time), it looked pleasing and other assets.

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      • 19 Sep 2023

      Anonymous, 17 Sep 2023Use a decent laptop and then we will talk. Windows is numbe... moreAllow me to introduce my main decent laptop's specification. i5-10300H with GTX 1650 Ti and 16GB of RAM. Still doesn't close the fact that Windows is bloated, too many updates, and too resource-heavy.

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        • 19 Sep 2023

        SuperSpruce, 16 Sep 2023Meanwhile, on GNU/Linux: We finally dropped support for i38... moreI'm kinda surprised that they're actually still supporting PowerPC and Itanium processors lmao, considering those processors are far older than Intel Core Duo series.

          404, 16 Sep 2023Power efficiency is more like x86 CPU problems lol. And exc... moreits mainly the x86 processors, but its also windows. I put chrome OS flex on my old surface laptop, and it now averages about 5-6hrs of battery, compared to the 2-3hrs of battery life it got running windows 11

            YUKI93, 15 Sep 2023"...windows is not desirable for the average user, and... moreI'm saying that the user experience isn't the best, as its clunky and overwhelming compared to others. The reason its used by education institutions is that windows gives them the most power over the system and what students are able to do with the computer.

              0odle-noodle, 15 Sep 2023except when it comes to resource management, power efficien... moreSchools and universities should teach students how to properly use a PC and productivity tools when studying.

              Newly graduated students coming into the workforce now are typically shockingly bad at using a PC and even basic stuff as using Word for more than just typing is unknown to them.

              Just like my generation had to be the technological support wheels for our elders when we came into the work force, we are now the technological training wheels for the young ones.

                5 Should be enough noone wil use 10 years old PC just for brownsing because it will not run anything else.
                And for said brownsing even a phone is good enough.

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                  • 17 Sep 2023

                  Anonymous, 16 Sep 2023Windows is bloated, too many updates and load times and res... moreUse a decent laptop and then we will talk. Windows is number one dude.

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                    • 16 Sep 2023

                    Anonymous, 16 Sep 2023Windows is bloated, too many updates and load times and res... morewindows is still best. One can use windows for any purpose.

                      Meanwhile, on GNU/Linux: We finally dropped support for i386 (early 90s) processors in the latest kernel release, but you can keep using a slightly older kernel for another 10 years (Ubuntu LTS, Debian oldstable, etc.)

                        justasmile, 16 Sep 202310 years later: Kids: Wow, such an outdated machine with... morei mean, they are right though. chromebooks usually have garbage celeron. intel i3 latest gen would be nice.

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                          • 16 Sep 2023

                          Windows is bloated, too many updates and load times and resources required for simple tasks is excessive.

                            As it should’ve been. 10 years is not that long for Windows (look at Windows XP, 7, etc). This is the minimum expected in enterprise/edu market.

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                              • 16 Sep 2023

                              0odle-noodle, 15 Sep 2023except when it comes to resource management, power efficien... morePower efficiency is more like x86 CPU problems lol. And except their brutal advertising and telemetry parts, I don't understand which point where Windows is not user-friendly.

                                Nice 👍 now 300€ Chromebooks offer longer support than 3000€ MacBook Pros 🤣🤣
                                At the end of Windows 10 support my fathers laptop will have received almost 20 years of updates 🤷‍♂️

                                  Pumpino, 15 Sep 2023A second-hand Dell Latitude laptop with linux - better for ... moreI can use Linux in Windows via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and have best of both worlds together.

                                    Anton., 15 Sep 2023In the end it's pointless to have to do it!!! time to timeIt's never been pointless. It's already feasible with GNU Linux smartphones like Purism Librem 5 and PINE64 PinePhone. The only reason such a thing doesn't happen is that they don't want to disrupt their Android tablet and Chromebook laptop sales.

                                      10 years later:

                                      Kids: Wow, such an outdated machine with low-end performance and screen! How can this still be supported? 😂👆

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                                        • 16 Sep 2023

                                        Nice to see.

                                        Now how about extending the time they support Pixel phones?