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ArkLaTexTiger
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Houston
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Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
I purchased my first Chromebook in 2013 and since it has reached Google's 6.5 year support limit it won't be getting any more updates.

https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en

Should I recycle it or ignore any security risks and continue to use it?



gobuxgo5
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
Sorry baw as I post from a healthy 2009 MacBook with upgraded SSD.


TigerGman
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
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Sorry baw as I post from a healthy 2009 MacBook with upgraded SSD
This post was edited on 10/10 at 5:50 am


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ArkLaTexTiger
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
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Sorry baw as I post from a healthy 2009 MacBook with upgraded SSD.
That's good value for the money.

I bought two 2008 MacBooks for family members. One of the MacBooks died after eight years but the other is still in use with upgraded RAM and an SSD.

Cost per year comparison:

o MacBook #1: $1600 / 8 years = $200 / year
o MacBook #2: $1900 / 11 years = $173 / year
o Chromebook: $250 / 6.5 years = $30 / year


TigerGman
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
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o MacBook #1: $1600 / 8 years = $200 / year
o MacBook #2: $1900 / 11 years = $173 / year
o Chromebook: $250 / 6.5 years = $30 / year



Yeah, but that's like comparing a Porsche to a Yugo. You get what you pay for.
And by the way, I too own a Chrome Book.


gobuxgo5
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
A large reason why I've had this so long is the craftsman ship of the build. I went into an Apple store last year and the keyboards felt so cheap compared to this one that I wasn't interested in the new features. Plus there hasn't been anything super innovative happen that makes me miss out on anything significant to the new builds, so I'll keep enjoying this while it lasts.


BaddestAndvari
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
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A large reason why I've had this so long is the craftsman ship of the build. I went into an Apple store last year and the keyboards felt so cheap compared to this one that I wasn't interested in the new features. Plus there hasn't been anything super innovative happen that makes me miss out on anything significant to the new builds, so I'll keep enjoying this while it lasts.


The butterfly keys on the new MacBooks are trash. Then again the keyboards on Chromebooks have been pretty awful as well... That being said, I can excuse a bad keyboard on a $200 device, not on a $1500 device


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philabuck
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
Interesting they bumped it up to 6.5 years. Was 5 not too long ago.

There's a lot of talk that Google may allow people to buy extended update support since practically every school in the world are buying Chromebooks by the truckload.


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ArkLaTexTiger
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re: Google's Chrome Device Update Policy
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Yeah, but that's like comparing a Porsche to a Yugo. You get what you pay for.
And by the way, I too own a Chrome Book.
Keep believing.

Apple - you can buy better but you can't pay more.

This was posted using a $65 Raspberry PI.


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