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memilanuk

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Posted: 04/02/21 05:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As someone who actually *has* a Chromebook, I call BS...

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Note the wifi status down in the lower right corner i.e. disconnected.

If you absolutely have to have Office 365, then you have the ability to use it.

For most people... I think Google Docs, Sheets, etc. will do just fine, and are well integrated with Google Drive and the whole ChromeOS experience. Almost like someone thought of all this stuff *years* ago...

And for the curious... here's a screen grab of the Office 365 entry in the Google Play store... along with me using the built-in ssh app to update my Unifi controller, and my Proxmox virtualization server running in the background:

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Gdetrailer wrote:


Chromebook is not a "substitute" for a real PC if you are wanting 100% offline functionality and 100% compatibility with Windows based installed programs.


There is a productivity suite (3rd party) that runs on Chrome OS.. I dso not recall what it is but Alas I do not have it
There is a simple notepad type text editor as well

I have both Chrome and due to ONE PROGRAM windows. machines and I do most of my Productivity type stuff on the Windozew box because it's larger and easier for me to type on


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I have both Chrome and due to ONE PROGRAM windows.


I have only one that keeps me in Windows also, which is Turbotax Premier. I do see that you can get it in the cloud on Chromebook, but I like that CD rom that I get at Costco every year. I don't want to do my taxes in only the cloud.


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I deal with Chromebooks every day at work. They are good for surfing the web and using Google Docs, that's about it.


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This guy run Windows 10 in a Chromebook.

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