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Linux Newbie - since 1996

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!


Fragmentation is Why Linux Hasn’t Succeeded on Desktop .. It seems to be that Chromebooks and Android are the paths towards the desktop.’ – Linus Torvalds

Looks like I am about to buy just purchased (5/23/2021) a Chromebook – model 14a-na0023cl – mainly to test, but also (hopefully) to use as a type of ‘quickie’ Desktop OS platform when not at my computer desk.

Update – June 2, 2021: New Chromebook arrived yesterday, refused to be ‘renamed‘, and stated that its name “is simply ‘Chromebook‘.” Fine by humble me, and it is DEFINITELY an entire companion package to my 4-5 WIN10 Desktop computers!  😉

Update – June 6, 2021:  1) 6/4/2021 – purchased a new Samsung 12.2″ Chromebook Plus V2 4GB 32GB XE521QAB-K01 New Sealed Stylus Pen earlier, for $299.99 + $14.58 shipping…no tax. This review sold me: Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Review. Samsung calls it a Chromebook Plus.


Chromebook series


6/29/2021: Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date arrive? – ‘Tale of Two Firmware ‘n their Supported Devices’ – Fragment 3

6/27/2021: Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date arrive? – ‘Disabling Write Protect for CR50’ – Fragment 2

6/26/2021: Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date arrive? – ‘Turn that Chromebook into a Linux Laptop!’ – Fragment 1


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11/23/2022: Install Fedora 37 Linux Cinnamon SPIN onto a 12.2” Samsung Chromebook Plus 32GB eMMC drive

7/15/2022: ChromeOS Flex: ‘ChromeOS Flex is a sustainable way to modernize devices you already own.‘

5/14/2022: Converted $314.57 Chromebook *UPDATE* – ‘YUMI UEFI & Porteus Linux & Modules‘

11/23/2021: Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.3 – ‘the Linux version of Chrome OS?‘

9/05/2021: HP Chromebase All-in-One Desktop: ‘The New Family Hangout!‘ vs Linux 5.14 kernel

8/25/2021: Linux CloudReady v92.3 – DistroWatch – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

6/23/2021: $149 Chromebook for tests – will Linux work on it?!?

6/21/2021: Spending hours trying to keep that so-called “Linux Desktop” Distro working? Try Linux CloudReady OS!

6/17/2021: FossaPup64 9.5 Linux – meet ‘Sam‘ the Samsung Chromebook

6/11/2021: Use a ‘Nonmarking, nonconductive pry tool’ – FukDat! Give me the Wrecking Bar, stand back, Ima goin’ in!!!

1) Google Google Google – all ‘Dat money ‘n can’t get a basic Wheel Mouse to auto scroll in their Chrome OS!?!

2) Chrome OS is Linux that Works – ‘Gentoo Linux-based OS derived from Free Software Chromium OS’ – Part XI: Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog

5/24/2021: HP Chromebook – 14a-na0023cl – ‘great time to buy laptops!’

5/23/2021: Chrome OS jumps *OVER* macOS – ‘now #2 Desktop OS after just 10 years!?!’

5/22/2021: Chromebooks show 275% *GROWTH* from Q1 2020 to Q1 2021 – ‘more proof of Linux failure as Desktop OS’